What is: Overtraining


Overtraining is a series of symptoms that your body will show when you are physically stressing your body too much. It can be hard to tell when overtraining is occurring. Just because you are sore and tired does not mean you are overtraining. Those are typical symptoms that you will feel as your body adapts to training.

Overtraining symptoms can be very serious. Here are some of the symptoms:

  • early onset of fatigue
  • Persistent muscle soreness
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Elevated resting heart rate
  • Increased susceptibility to infections
  • Increased incidence of injuries
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Mental breakdown
Adam Pegg About Adam Pegg

Adam is an athlete with a serious passion for fitness and health. He played basketball at University of Delaware and Stetson. His degree is in health science and he's a certified personal trainer who loves helping people reach their goals.