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Signs of Overtraining?

gums hurt with cold water. does that mean overtraining? what are the signs of overtraining?

sounds more like the first signs of gingivitis, have you been to a dentist?

[quote]Hawkson101 wrote:
gums hurt with cold water. does that mean overtraining?[/quote]

According to Medline that means mouthrape…just inappropriately kidding.

Lack of motivation or inability to perform even at your average are both signs of overtraining. The less common are sensitivity to sunlight and feeling lightheaded when you stand up.

When I was just getting started seriously and doing routines that would maim a drug free trainer my immune system went seriously south. Runny nose, sickly like I had a cold all the time.

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:
Runny nose, sickly like I had a cold all the time.[/quote]

Agreed. Coincidentally I notice the same thing when I’m not eating right (or more accurately, enough). That whole “there’s no such thing as overtraining, just undereating” thing might have merit.

Maybe overtraining is an overused term and is no doubt used by some as an excuse for various shortcomings.

However everybody has an output threshold somewhere up the scale where the activity level is unsupportable for whatever reason. Call that physiological state whatever you want, but it exists.