Are You Overtraining?

Training intensely without proper recovery time between workouts can lead to a little something called overtraining. This is a general level of counterproductive, physical fatigue that can manifest itself in several different ways, including any or all of the following:

• always feeling tired
• not looking forward to your next workout
• dealing with a series of minor injuries or ailments that don’t seem to heal
• just an overall feeling of going uphill with regard to training

When this happens, take a few days off from the gym and go out of your way to get more rest. Usually, after only two or three days of your sabbatical, you will feel markedly rejuvenated and ready to hit the weights again, stronger than ever. And when you do pick it back up, ease back into it, as you allow your body time to re-acclimate to your routines. Next thing you know, you’ll be back “in the zone”…

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About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of seven books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. (He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford.) Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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