Am I Over Training?
Sometimes, our enthusiasm- or desire to see results- gets the best of us and we do too much too fast. This is likely to happen in the gym if we are pushing ourselves hard. Our bodies need times of exercise and times of rest- getting this balance out of whack can stall progress. Keep this checklist handy for times when you think you might be over-training.
Overtraining Indicator Scale
Place a check mark next to each sentence that describes how you have been feeling over the past several days if these feelings are different than what you typically experience.
Over the past several days…
__________My muscles feel sore.
__________I have experienced poor sleep quality.
__________I feel depressed or blue.
__________I feel irritated or angry.
__________I feel fatigued, tired or exhausted.
__________I feel stressed.
__________I feel weak when I exercise.
__________I have lost muscle strength.
__________I am less motivated to exercise.
If you have checked more than two, you are most likely over-training. Check with your doctor for any medical issues, including vitamin deficiencies and check with your mental health provider regarding emotional upsets or diagnoses. And, get your work- rest cycle in balance.
You are doing great! See you next week!
Topics / Weeks:
Main Page- Intro
1) Ring in the New You (New Year's Resolutions)
2) Just Add Water
3) Diets Don't Work
4) Stick With Your Resolutions
How are you doing? Go back and review!
5) Overcoming Emotional Eating (Slide Show and Workbook)
6) Adopt a Lifelong Lifestyle Mentality
7) 5 Rules of Weight Loss Success
8) Benefits of Exercise
Time for a Progress check up. Review topics!
10) Why Am I Stuck?
11) Strike a Posture Pose
12) Am I Over-training?
How is your new lifestyle shaping up? Review!
13) Examining Excuses
14) Move Those Motivation Muscles
15) BMR and Calories- Count or Consume?
16) Skipping Meals and Diet Pills
Almost done! Review, review!
17) Of Caterpillars and Courage
BONUS 18) Weight Loss Math = Add It In
Melinda Haynes, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
California lic. no. 102308
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