"It's most likely a result of a combination of nervous system and or hormonal system overload," says Mike Duffy, a personal trainer and holistic nutrition consultant. "People who overtrain tend to view exercise as something it’s not—namely, a challenge, a conquest, or a space-filler," says Lee Boyce, personal trainer and strength coach.That's not all; you might also suffer from “body image issues” and believe “the more you train, the better you'll look.” To avoid overtraining, he says, “it’s important to know the real motives behind training.” Set realistic short and long-term goals, create a plan, and stick to it.He also suggests “adjusting diet, nutritional and supplement intake, and possibly implementing vitamins A and E, as well as glutamine.” And, if you’re an athlete, Cardiello indicates “55-60% of the athletic diet” should come in the form of carbohydrates. (“When you go into the gym you have a job to do," La Certe says.) Unfortunately, he says sometimes people “bring other stressors into the gym, or it [becomes] social hour” and your gym time expands considerably because “you’re doing a set over here, [then] you’re talking for 12 minutes, then you’re going back and doing another set.” La Certe indicates that’s counterproductive because “it’s not how the body works when we’re trying to build muscle and lose fat,” and it “can definitely lead to overtraining or ineffective training altogether.” Getting injured more often? Duffy, explains, when you overtrain, your body doesn’t get enough time to recuperate between workouts meaning that at some point you begin “training in a weakened state.” He adds if you do this too often, you likely increase your chance of injuries.
“They can read you well — and your moods — without you having to spell it out in excruciating detail.
They can tell what’s bothering you at the moment, and what would make you feel good.” And they'll never be the ones to just say "oh, that's too bad" and turn back to scrolling through Instagram — they'll actually relate and make you feel way less alone with your problems.2.
Cardiello explains this feeling is related to the body's nervous system, since overtraining “affects an athlete’s level of ‘happiness’ to train, depression, insomnia, and irritability.” He also cautions overtraining can be heightened by such things as “lack of proper nutrition (hydration), proper sleep, and personal/work stressors.” Has your body stopped changing in spite of your best efforts? “When you’re overtraining, your body is going in the opposite direction of growth, because your muscles are torn and all you’re doing is re-tearing them again," La Certe points out.
Don’t risk possibly entering into a muscle-burning phase.
It’s not unusual to occasionally want to skip a workout.