Paying attention to how your body feels as you go about your workout protocol is going to be essential to ensure that you are giving your body the rest it needs.
Remembering to add a recovery week from time to time is one of the best ways to guarantee your progress forward and watching for signs that indicate you need more rest is a clear way to decide when it’s time for that break.
Last time we spoke about some important things to watch out for and here are some more key signs that you need to know if you want to avoid burnout.
You Have Constant Aches And Pains
If you wake up day after day and are constantly feeling aches and pains, this is a sign to let up. Your body will be sore and tense because it’s not fully recovering before you hit the gym, so rather than entering the workout strong, you’re entering in a weakened state and are just breaking your body down even further.
You’re Finding It Hard To Focus
Another sign you may need to rest and repair is if you’re finding it hard to focus both during your workout as well as in everyday activities.
If you can’t seem to focus at work or school, this could actually because your central nervous system is exhausted from training so hard.
Remember that workouts take a toll on not just your body, but your entire system as well. Too many in a row and your CNS is going to be feeling it.
You Have An Elevated Morning Heart Rate
Finally the last sign to watch for that’s a clear indication that you need a workout week is if you have an elevated morning heart rate.
If you wake up and find that your heart rate is beating far faster than normal, this is a sign your body is working harder than it should be – working to repair the damage that is done.
Take a recovery week and you should see your morning heart rate return back to normal.
So keep these quick tips in mind and be sure that you pay attention to the signs that indicate you need a recovery week. Do not neglect this or you your health will suffer in the long run.
Johan Van Aarde is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally he is here to help you see REAL RESULTS. Please comment below or come over to our Facebook page and tell us what you think about taking a recovery week for rest and repair of your body.