Are you worried about overtraining? You shouldn’t be. What you should be more concerned about is under-recovery. Your body has a unique ability to adapt to the stresses placed on it. Given enough recovery, your body is capable of a very high workload.
This is not to say that people don’t feel like they are overtraining. The real issue though is not that they are working out too much, but that other parts of their health program are lacking. An effective weight loss program places equal importance on diet, exercise, and recovery.
The #1 Cause of Under-Recovery is a Poor Diet
A well thought out eating plan is essential to recovery. Many people start off trying to get into shape by dropping their calories and increasing their activity. They have the right idea. Unfortunately, these two variables start veering too far off away from each other. The increased activity is great, however, their diet usually ends up being too low in calories. When… Continue Reading