Training VS Overtraining

And you thought working out doesn’t have side effects?

Whether you are in the midst of your weight loss journey or have been a fitness freak all your life, you must know the importance of resting, along with all that training you take at the gym. No doubt it is good to go to the gym regularly and get crazy with those weights, but what you must know is that while there are advantages of training, there are disadvantages of overtraining. You need to be very careful about how much you train, so that you are not affected by the side-effects.


Not sure about what overtraining means?

Overtraining happens when an individual is unable to recover from a rigorous exercise. Let us explain you with a simple example – when you join a gym, you are superbly motivated to do everything and anything your trainer tells you to. You perform each and every exercise with all your heart. However, as the days pass, you realize that your motivation level goes down and despite putting all of your efforts, you have reached a plateau. Also, because of your strenuous exercise, you are just not able to get more from your body. You also feel terrible side-effects when you reach the level of overtraining.

Wondering about the side-effects?

Here is a list that’s going to tell you everything about overtraining:

  • Your muscles are always sore, no matter what you do and where you go.
  • Your heart rate is increased and it is NOT a panic or anxiety attack.
  • You feel irritated most of the times.
  • You are unable to sleep, possibly because of muscle soreness.
  • You are in constant depression because you dislike the way your body feels.
  • You are prone to get injured because of your sore body.
  • You are prone to infections.
  • You no longer feel like hitting the gym because you have reached the plateau.

It is not that only gym goers go through this, even athletes and runners face this problem.

What is the solution for this problem?

There are many. However, before we talk about the second most important solution, there is something that you need to learn about – resting. Unless and until you give your body the rest it deserves, it is not going to work for you. Resting is as important as exercising on a regular basis. You have to make sure you are taking a break at least once in seven days so that you don’t go through the trouble of overtraining your body.

What about the second most important solution?


There are worst things that can happen to your body when you are training. Several people are detected with misalignment of their joints due to which they face severe issues. The pain is so bad that you can’t even imagine how the individual is bearing or going through it. Even an athlete is seen suffering in the worst manner when the joints are misaligned. It can happen to any exercising body, especially if he has been overtraining himself.

This is where chiropractor comes into the picture. He is someone who diagnoses and treats the misaligned joints in such a way that you feel relieved within a few days. He treats diseases by pressing the joints of the individual. These joints are nothing, but places where the bones connect. When the body is overtrained, the muscle soreness is not the only thing that you go through. There are chances for you to go through misalignment of your joints and it may lead to a big time suffering. Thanks to such an individual, you can get the pain relieved within a few visits.

Chiropractic is an alternative medicine that may not give an “on-the-spot” relief; however, the practitioner promises to extract the problem from the roots. Thus, the treatment may take some time, but you know that it is going to treat you completely, making you fit enough to train at the gym, or get back to your sports, soon.

How do you find the best chiropractor for yourself?

The first thing you need to do is count upon your internet. If your search engine shows a few results to you, it is probably because most of the people trust those specific practitioners.

The second thing you need to do is read the reviews on the website. Ensure the reviews are written by genuine people and not random writers who are paid to write good stuff for professionals or companies. Read everything about the practitioner so that you know you are choosing the best one.

Lastly, have a word with your trainer or friends. If your trainer is quite a fit man, he must have surely faced something like this in the past. He will suggest some of the best practitioners to you; you can choose the best one from them.

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