The Sings of Overtraining and How to Avoid It

Many bodybuilders and online fitness personalities recommend lifting as hard as you can and work out at least five times per week. If your goal is to become a famous athlete, then wanting to follow such recommendations are understandable.
However, if your goal isn’t to crush your body to the point where you can hardly move it but instead to have a good-looking physique, steadily increase your strength, and avoid unnecessary injuries, then there is no reason to do more than your body is capable of doing.

Even if you avoid injuries, you might be overtraining. While there aren’t many folks who overtrain because many people aren’t following their training schedule properly, know their limits, or just aren’t interested in making shockingly fast results, there is always a chance of being one of those guys who does more than is needed.

The Signs of Overtraining

1. Elevated Heart Rate

While it’s important to keep your heart rate elevated while you train, your heart rate shouldn’t be higher than 100 beats per minute while you aren’t working out. If it’s higher than 100 beats per minute, there can be other problems that can cause an increased heart rate, not just overtraining.