Over-Training? This is Why It Is Not Good for Your Body

Are you one of those guys who think that by training too hard, you can achieve your weight loss or fitness goals faster? Do you feel that your body can take it even after spending hours of time working out with high intensity? Well, before you proceed, we suggest you consider otherwise. Here’s why you shouldn’t over-train even though you believe that you have the strength to do.

The Recovery Process

Before going deep into the effects of over-training, let’s have a look at happens in our body during the usual workout session. The important process your body needs immediately after a session of exercise is ‘Recovery’.

This process is initiated by your brain sending the first signal to your body to recover after a few sets of exercise. That is the time when you should rest, take in the necessary protein or carbohydrates and allow your body part on which you are training to heal.

Overtraining – The Confusion Trigger!

But when you do not stop at that point of time thinking that the part you are working on can take more, that’s where the confusion starts. While you are brain is signalling your body to recover while you are doing otherwise. It’s analogous to a traffic jam. Once this starts, all your efforts to train your body would be in vain as your brain and body couldn’t process what exactly is happening. It’s like 10 people giving different orders at once!

The Right Approach

Ideally, your body needs this after 6-8 sets of intense workout on a particular body part. In terms of time, a 20-30 minute workout if you are a beginner or 30-40 minute workout if you are a pro, is recommended. Ensure that your body has enough time as well the nutrition to recover before you commence your next set. And remember, it’s not just your body that’s working out, your brain is having its work cut out as well!