Exercising always helps us make our body feel better. But as the saying goes ‘Too much of something good is bad and too much of something bad is not good’. Exercise has a tipping point too. Over training affects the mental and physical condition of a person. Over training affects most of the important aspects of our life like sleep, hunger, and positive motivation and character.
1. Reduced performance
One of the major signs of over training is reduced performance. Even though the training intensity and volume is increased, the person would still be under performing. Common signs are decreased agility, slower reactions to simulations. The person can lose endurance and strength.
2. Effortless workout is difficult
Over training can make even the effortless workout difficult. The person would experience OTS, a condition where the heart beat is at a slightly elevated rate while working out or through out the day. The body may find it harder and take longer to bring the heart rate back to normal after a workout.
3. Undue fatigue
The body will reach a state where there is low energy availability. The body wouldn’t have recovered entirely from the previous workout. Thus the body will depend on the stored energy. Though a few days of tiredness and fatigue is probable, but excessive fatigue is caused due to under fueling or extensive training.
Over training can a tool on stress levels. This causes an imbalance in the hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine. This causes decreased concentration levels, unusual irritability and mood swings.
Due to increase in stress levels the body doesn’t relax entirely. As mentioned in the previous points, the body needs sleep but over training doesn’t allow the body to wind down completely.
6. Loss of appetite:
Hormone imbalance can affect huge. Training should urge the body for a greater appetite. But psychological fatigue suppresses appetite.
7. Psychological depression
Some people punish themselves and push themselves to achieve their goal using negative motivation. The inability to stop this condition can be traced to a psychological trauma.