Over-training means doing more training than what is required for your body. It normally happens when you are training your body 7 days a week or it may also be the case that you are not training your body 7 days a week (may be 5 days) but do not give enough time to your body for rest. In both cases, it is not good for your body.
Doing exercise 7 days a week is not required by our body. Most of the bodybuilders believe that the more days they exercise the better results they get. It is true but up to a certain level. Doing exercise 4-5 days a week is sufficient for your body and will give you best results. So, do not try to keep your body under heavy load for whole week because this way, it does not get any chance of rest.
Second thing is to take daily rest. It is recommended that you take 7-8 hours of sound sleep each day to get best results. If you are training your body 5 days a week but do not take enough rest or sleep, this means you are over-training it. Again, it will not bring you best results if you do not take proper amount of rest and sleep.
The following are the symptoms that may indicate that you are doing over-training to your body:
- Lack of focus
- Prolonged and continuous illness
- Slow process of muscle repairing
- Decreased motivation level
If you feel such symptom during your exercise, this indicates that you are over-training your body and must start taking rest to avoid it.
Taking rest and avoid over-training has logic that if you train too much, you end up tearing your muscle tissues to the extent that it takes long time to repair them. Now body repairs muscles and tissues when we take rest and sleep. Again, if you are not giving enough time to your body by not sleeping or not taking rest, you are hindering the process of muscle growth and muscle repair. So make sure that you do not do extensive and over exercising and allow your body proper time to repair and grow muscles. By following this simple tip, you can get some good results in getting a good physique that you have been dreaming of.