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Old 11-30-2007, 01:12 PM
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I have had a lot of physical issues lately--injured ankle, crackling knees (they seriously snap, crackle, and pop when I climb stairs or even just squat now but at least don't hurt me), and I've had a lingering cold and fever recently.

I am now taking a rest week (except for yoga), but I'm wondering if all my ailments are a sign that I am overdoing it as far as exercise. I am also tired a lot--think I just don't get enough sleep. I have usually done 6-day workout weeks this year, but I'm contemplating dropping to 5 and taking the weekend off, or one weekend day and one weekday. Do you think some people just can't handle as many workout days as others can?

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Old 11-30-2007, 01:29 PM
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Hi Lainie! I tell people if you are wondering if you are over exercising you probably are. The signs that you mentioned are all signs of overtraining. While I am not saying that you actually ARE overtraining, you have definitely provided enough reason to see if cutting back to 5 days per week helps with your physical issues. Also, sleep is so critical. I almost always come down with something if I don't get 6.5 to 7 hours per night at least 5 days a week.

I always say listen to your body....it is telling you something!

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Old 12-01-2007, 09:58 PM
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Thanks, Cathe. I know it's bad when I can barely drag myself through even my favorite workouts. I think when I get my ankle back in shape the 4DS will come in very handy for a shorter workout week.

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