Overreaching

Commonly mistaken for overtraining; overreaching is training too hard over a short period of time. Typically you will begin overreaching anywhere between 1-3 weeks of hard training.

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Overreaching is one of the key problems for people who try too much at one time. Typically you will see this with the New Year’s crowd. They have a lot of motivation up front, overreach, & then fall off the wagon.

Side effects of overreaching are:

Tiredness

Stress

Lack of Motivation

Very Sore

Irritable

Lack of Sleep

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The best way to prevent overreaching is take your program slow and methodically. If you find yourself overreaching I would not recommend to take time off. The motivation fall off might be just enough to quit completely. I would shorten the length of your sessions temporarily and cut them back to three times a week.

Dedicate & Succeed,

Justin Kukla