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Fitness, Health — December 21, 2010 at 5:05 am

Danger of Overtraining

Safe workout:
safety workout

Few of the people who visit the Gym on regular basis misjudge the consequences of overtraining and end up not being regular in the gym for a long time. The first mistake everybody makes is thinking that muscles are build over night. It is true that you must push harder in order to gain results, but there is a limit to that too. If you feel pain in the joints and bones, that means the muscle is not working to complete the set, but the bones. Plus, overtraining tends to influence your body out of the gym; you feel tired for the rest of the day and the following morning just because you made an extra repletion or two.

Side kick:
side kick

To avoid overtraining, start first by lowering the weight on few exercises. If you feel the last set is too heavy for you, don’t do it. Make it less heavy and feel the muscle on the repetitions.

When finishing a repetition, finish it with safety. Don’t throw the dumbbells or barbell on the ground roughly just to make a point in the gym that you are strong. Place them back slowly on the racks and let go the hand in slow movement; otherwise it will cause pain on the under elbow muscle.


Make proper movements of the exercises. Improper movement can easily lead to deformed muscles and injuries. Proper movement is a key to progress in muscle mass building.

Warm up:
warm up

And most important of all the safety measurement towards overtraining is pausing days. A normal pause day is after 3 days of gym exercising. This workout-free day will “restart” the muscles and give them space to form properly. It is recommended that after a gym workout, the body needs 24 hour minimum to recuperate for the next gym workout. Some people adapt their gym workout program by exercising every 2 days.

Whatever you choose, choose wisely and avoid overtraining at all time.

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