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Cathe--question about how often I work out

Discussion in 'Ask Cathe' started by lainiefig, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. lainiefig Cathlete

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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?

    [font face="comic sans ms" font color=purple]***Lainie***
    My fitness blog: http://fitnessfig.blogspot.com/ http://bestsmileys.com/exercising/7.gif[/font]
     
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  2. Cathe Friedrich Administrator

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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!

    Take Care!
     
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  3. lainiefig Cathlete

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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.

    [font face="comic sans ms" font color=purple]***Lainie***
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