Tagged: overtraining

Why It’s Important to Take a Break

You are never too busy to take a break. Taking a break is good for your brain because it refreshes the mind and increases creativity. Going too long without letting our minds rest can lead to stress and frustration. Regular breaks increase performance and allow you to focus better when you return. Breaks from life, […]

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When Mind Over Matter Becomes Dangerous

Picture this, you’re at your top physical game. You’ve just started your freshmen year of college as a Division I swimmer. You’re excited to represent your school and crank out an amazing year. But about a month into your season, you begin to experience back pain. You chalk it up to harder practices, increased muscle, […]

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8 Ways To Speed Up Recovery After Exercise

Rest and recovery are as just as important as exercise. Time off allows your body and mind to fully recover and grow. Here are some tips recommended by the experts:

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6 Ways to Avoid Burnout

You may have started the year with the best of intentions, vowing to exercise more, but after a few weeks of trying to stick to your resolutions, you may be feeling burned out and ready to abandon your goals. This is not uncommon. In fact, many people lose their motivation and feel burned out because […]

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How to Tell if You are Overtraining & How to Prevent It

Last week we gave a brief description of overtraining, who is susceptible, how it occurs, and the mechanisms. Now we’d like to cover the mechanisms of overtraining, the signs and symptoms, the hidden factors of overtraining, what helps prevent it, and what you as an exerciser can take home from this post.

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