You are not overtrained, you’re under-recovered!
Over-training Syndrome (OTS) is a condition where the body’s ability to recover from physical or mental stressors decreases with time. Over-training occurs when there is too much training stress on the body, such as excessive volume, intensity or duration of training. OTS can occur at any age and it affects both men and women equally.
It is most common among athletes and those who work long hours. However, it can happen to anyone regardless of their level of fitness.
The problem with OTS is that it makes recovery from exercise harder than necessary which leads to fatigue and lessened performance. People suffering from OTS have trouble getting back into shape again because they feel like they’ve already exhausted themselves physically or mentally during the workout period. They may even stop exercising altogether due to feeling tired all the time.
Many times people don’t realize how bad their recovery was until they go through a hard workout session and then immediately do another one. That’s why it is so important to get your recovery right before going back to work or school. If you aren’t doing enough rest between workouts, you won’t be able to recover properly between them.
When it comes to recovering from exercise, the first thing you need to focus on is getting adequate sleep. Your muscles need enough time to heal and rebuild after exertion, and sleep will expedite this process while giving the rest of your body the down time it needs. The average person should be getting around 7-8 hours of sleep per night, with some athletes needing more and some needing less.
The next thing you can do to improve recovery is to eat a diet rich in protein and carbs. Your body needs these nutrients to build muscle and recover from exercise. It also needs a lot of water to prevent fatigue, injuries and many other negative health effects.
While you don’t need to force down 8 glasses a day, try your best to stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day.
If you’re looking to improve your recovery through technology, use an app to track your sleep and let you know when you’re in the light, deep, and REM sleep stages. You can then use this information to adjust your sleep patterns so you’re getting the right amount of each.
Mental recovery is just as important as physical recovery. While many people stop exercising when they feel tired or sore, this is the worst thing you can do. When your body is telling you it needs a break, it’s actually telling you that you need to rest and recharge so you’re able to work out harder the next time.
When you rest, spend time doing activities that will help your mind and body relax. This could be anything from getting a massage to taking a hot bath to going for a walk in nature. While these sorts of things may not seem directly related to exercise, all of them can play a vital role in recovery.
If you need any advice on how to improve your recovery, don’t be afraid to ask your GP or another medical professional. They have a lot of experience with human bodies and how they work and if they recommend a product or service to help you recover, it’s probably because it has proven itself many times over.
Physiotherapy Melbourne is another option if you’re looking for professional recovery services. Their website is (LINK REMOVED) and they have locations all over Victoria.
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