If your body is subjected to continuous stress over a long period of time without the opportunity to recover, it can lead to a drop in performance. In some cases, it might even lead to injury. But how can you know if you are at risk of overtraining?
The importance of recovery
Many athletes know that recovery is an important part of training, but despite this knowledge they don’t give their bodies adequate rest. The first signs of fatigue and overtraining are usually ignored, especially when workouts are producing results. We always want to improve and forget about resting. Getting better is a euphoric experience, but we must be careful not to let that consideration overshadow everything else.