Symptoms of Overtraining

The eight most common overtraining characteristics include:

  1. Unexplained and persistently poor athletic performance and high fatigue ratings

  2. Prolonged recovery from typical training sessions or competitive events

  3. Disturbed mood states characterized by general fatigue, apathy, depression, irritability, and loss of competitive drive

  4. Persistent feelings of muscle soreness and stiffness in muscles and joints

  5. Elevated resting pulse and increased susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections (altered immune function) and gastrointestinal disturbances

  6. Insomnia

  7. Loss of appetite, weight loss, and inability to maintain proper body weight for competition

  8. Overuse injuries

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