Signs That You Are Over-Exercising

Over-exercising can cause overuse injuries, including joint strains, soft tissue injuries, stress fractures, and even broken bones. If you frequently sustain an injury, there is probably something wrong. Over-training can also lead to hormonal changes, such as elevated cortisol levels and low testosterone. This can lead to loss of muscle tissue and weight gain. If these symptoms are occurring often, it is time to stop exercising and consult your trusted physiotherapist. In this article we will be having a look at a few more signs of over-exercising

Excessive fatigue

If you find yourself consistently exhausted after your workouts, you may be working out too hard. Although most people feel a bit tired and sore after their workouts, it is uncommon to be ill or weak after a workout. This is due to the fact that we typically recover quickly from a workout. However, if you are feeling tired and weaker than usual, you may be suffering from exercise fatigue syndrome, a condition that can range from moderate to debilitating.

Increased heart rate

When you exercise too hard, your heart rates may spike. While this is perfectly normal and necessary during exercise, it can be alarming, especially if you’re only doing an easy run. While your heart beats fast when you exercise, you should never panic, or obsess about it. Instead, take your time and focus on breathing steadily.

Excessive sweating

It may sound funny to say, but sweating means that you are working out your muscles, so you will be getting hot. When you are exercising hard, your body produces a lot of sweat, but the question is, are you sweating too much? Excessive sweating means that you are working out too hard, or exercising in a hot environment. You should also pay attention to your clothing, because it can also lead to excessive sweating and stay calm.


Rhabdomyolysis, also known as rhabdo, is a serious medical condition that can be fatal or leave a person permanently disabled. Rhabdo is brought on by the release of proteins and electrolytes from injured muscle tissue into the circulation. These chemicals have the potential to kill you or permanently disable your heart and kidneys. A swollen muscle is one of the most common symptoms of rhabdomyolysis. It occurs after a period of strenuous exercise. People who experience this condition may be unable to walk or get out of bed or they may have difficulty breathing. The condition is typically treated with fluids, and the person will require professional physiotherapy.

Overtraining is a very real thing, and it can seriously affect your body. When your body is overexerted, your immune system is compromised and you may end up suffering from numerous ailments. It is recommended that you take time off from your workout to avoid overtraining. Other signs of overtraining include decreased energy and irritability. If you feel like you’re going to pass out any day, rest until you recover. For more information or too book an appointment, contact Williams & Locke Physiotherapists today!