overtraining

I’ve heard so many times that I should “listen to my body." What if it tells me to EAT THAT COOKIE! Let me share how I've learned when to listen and when to move on.
I’m a better coach because I was a stupid athlete. I developed knowledge, empathy, and awareness from my missteps. And I can spot the stupidity in my athletes a mile away.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. The popular topics this week include overtraining, Olympic lifting, parenting, and more!
My friend Murray nearly died from overtraining. It took his body years to recover from the hormonal mess he'd made of himself. Are you about to do the same thing to yourself?
Let’s look quickly at what overtraining is and the various stages of it, as well as how to possibly use it to our advantage before we wind up in hospital.
When does athletic activity cross the boundary from life enhancing to unhealthy preoccupation? What can we do about it?
I learned the hard way that constantly beating up my body without appreciating what it gave me can only end up in a place of illness and injury. Read how I learned to express gratitude to my body.
Exercise is a good thing, right? Well, like all things, exercise is good in moderation.