Shorten your training cycles
“Even when you’re properly managing your volume and intensity and taking a couple days off each week, your body eventually needs a bigger break,” says Matthews. “And the older you are, the sooner that time comes.” Watch for the signs of overtraining: difficulty sleeping, reduced energy, aches that don’t go away, and waning workout motivation. “When you sense the fog of overtraining creeping in around you, get out of the gym for a week and it’ll dissipate,” he says. When you come back, reduce your intensity, at least initially, to build back up.
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