How to deal with overtraining

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by Doctor Morbius, May 12, 2006.

  1. Doctor Morbius

    Doctor Morbius New Member

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    This appears to be a fairly detailed PDF on overreaching and overtraining. It's definitely worth a read.

    http://www.athletemonitoring.com/articles/overtrainingprevention_en.pdf

    On page 6 there is a section entitled "Overtraining Sign and symptoms". I've noticed when I do too much (whether it's on the bike or in the gym with weights) I'll have the following out of the list ...

    • Prolonged recovery
    • Increased need for sleep
    • Sleep and mood disturbance
    • Excessive fatigue
    • Depression
    • Increased anxiety and irritation
    This is true even though my numbers may actually be improving! I can't explain that one.


    I like the quote by Peter Keen on that page...
    "The body does not get fitter through exercise; it gets fitter through recovering from exercise."

    Enjoy.
     
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  2. Billsworld

    Billsworld New Member

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    Hey doc, I generally like what you post, but linkie no workie
     
  3. Doctor Morbius

    Doctor Morbius New Member

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    :eek: It is the correct link but the site appears to be down at the moment. I pulled it up earlier today.
     
  4. rule62

    rule62 New Member

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    I've only overtrained one time. When I did, I wanted absolutely nothing to do with the bike. I didn't even want to think about riding. It would have been a chore to even post here.
     
  5. whoawhoa

    whoawhoa New Member

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    I get the first four during a lot of hard training blocks. I think the same symptons arrive from "over reaching" as over training. THe best sympton of overtraining is reduced performance despite increased load.
     
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