After chatting to the daughter of a client of mine yesterday she was telling me how she was currently doing 10 workout sessions per week. Now this was not an athlete just an average women who has only just started taking classes. So I was initially quite alarmed but found that the intensity of her sessions were mostly light which makes it not so bad. However if the intensity of her sessions were averaging moderate to high then it would be a problem for your average person.
What I tend to see, is a lot of people love the way a fitness model looks and you see there program in a magazine so it makes sense if you want that body you've got to do what they do. The problem is you've never trained before in your life.
What needs to be understood is that most athletes have a proper sports supplementation program to assist with recovery, they may not work full time which gives them ample time to rest & they also mostly have years of training experience. You can't go from 0-100 in a week unfortunately it does not work like that.
Getting fitter and stronger is a process that takes time. You need a program that is designed for your goal but also your ability & training experience.
Some may not even be aware that there is such a thing as overtraining. The following are symptoms you may experience if you are;
✨Poor sleep patterns - so you may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning (harder than usual) and or find it hard to get to sleep at night.
✨Changes in mood and mood swings.
✨Change in appetite.
✨Muscle & joint pain.
✨Minor injuries like bumps & bruises.
The thing with overtraining is that it will effect your results. Rest is just as important in a training program as the exercise.