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01 Feb 2003

How do you know when your overtrained?
I want to know when know you have overtrained to much and what are the effects. Does your heart rate fluctuate alot or what happens.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi there

Symptoms include:

Feeling tired even when you have just woken up.
A higher than usual resting heart rate.
A craving for carbohydrates and energy food.
Sometimes weight loss and increased thirst.
Lethargy, decrease in libido.
Higher blood cortisol levels.

One doesn't necessarily have all the symptoms at once - but these are a guide.
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