WHAT IS FITNESS BURNOUT?
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE IT?
Feeling bored? it's time to review.
What is fitness burnout? You work out. You have a fitness routine. Then why do you still feel run down all the time and nothing seems to help?
What causes burnout? It could be over-training and/or not allowing yourself to recover properly. Another cause could be that you don’t mix it up enough. You perform the same routine over and over with no new exercises to challenge your mind and body.
This all just sounds depressing, and it can be. If your workouts are leaving you feeling unfulfilled and drained, odds are you’re going to stop. Face it, if we get bored with something, we drop it. That should never happen with your fitness routine, not if you want to stay healthy.
In a Quandary?
Answer these questions:
- Do I train too often or am I pushing myself too hard?
- Am I feeling especially sore or especially tired lately?
- Is my workout performance decreasing – I can’t do as many reps or I’m moving slower?
- Am I energized or “beat” after a workout?
It’s important to pay attention to your body and how you feel to understand if your workout routine is well balanced. If you’re overdoing, it could lead to injury.
ARE YOUR WORKOUTS THE PROBLEM?
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!
Beat that Burnout!
Get back in the race, but first . . .
THE BOTTOM LINE
What have we learned? Avoiding fitness burnout isn’t complicated, it can even be enjoyable . . and it should be! When planning your workouts, do the things you like to do. Change your workouts frequently – not just to ensure you’re moving all the right body parts, but also so you don’t get bored. Add some music, add some friends . . . do whatever it takes to not only get benefits from a sweat session, but be entertained too.
Now, put on some flashy, neon gear and go out there and GET TO IT!