7 Signs Your Intense Workout Can Actually Harm You

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Spending a lot of time at the gym in order to achieve your dream body faster won’t do you any good. When you try and rush things it will only prove more harmful for your body and overall health. In a sense, under-exercising is much safer than over-exercising. It is important to understand the symptoms so that you are not driven by your enthusiasm into doing things that would result in negative side effects.

1 There is a decrease in your performance levels

It’s normal to underperform sometimes because not all days will be the same. However, if you still aren’t able to achieve your goals, it could be because you are hitting your limit. If it is because you are losing endurance and feeling exhausted, it may be due to over-exercising. Your grip strength will also weaken while you feel additional joint pain and your stability will take a hit as well.

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2Your body remains sore for longer than usual

When you have just begun exercising or are switching to a different style of exercising, you will experience soreness every now and then. But, if you are consistent with the same style without altering it or including any variations and you still experience unusual soreness which tend to last for longer than usual, then it is a sign that you are overtraining. This feeling of soreness is similar to the feeling you had when you first began lifting weights.

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3You don’t seem to be motivated enough to exercise

If you suddenly lose your motivation to pursue your goal in achieving your dream body it may be because you might have over-stretched yourself. This can even lead to depression over time and you may not even understand why you are depressed.

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4Feeling sick all the time

When you fall sick frequently even though you are exercising regularly and leading a healthy lifestyle, then it could be because you are over-training. Some other reason could be due to you catching a cold or having fever. But, when you notice that you are falling sick very often and some of the other signs of over-exercising are also present, you should revise your training regimen.

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