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A Very Boring List of Overtraining Symptoms

  • Morning pulse higher by five or more beats per minute
  • Abnormal rise in heart rate upon standing, or pre- or post-workout
  • Slower heartrate recovery after workout
  • Poor posture, slouching
  • Loss of drive or joy; apathy
  • Lethargy, listlessness, boredom
  • Desire to quit during competition
  • Peevishness; anxious; easily irritated
  • Unable to relax
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Changes in sleeping patterns; insomnia
  • Unrefreshing sleep
  • Loss of appetite / libido
  • Poor coordination, clumsiness
  • Increased thirst
  • Dejected, drawn look, sallow, gaunt
  • Prolonged sluggishness, heavy-legs
  • Undesired weightloss
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Persistent and increasing soreness
  • Slow healing of minor scratches
  • Lymph node swelling
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances, diarrhea
  • Increased headache, infection, allergies, injury
  • Loss of menstruation
  • Increased blood eosinophin count;
  • Serial T-wave changes on the electrocardiogram
  • Mild hypothalamic, sympathetic and adrenocortical insufficiency

Yes.  Very boring.  BOOOORRRRRIIIIIINNNNGGGGG.  So, uh, let's just ignore it?  Because it is insufficiently amusing?  Our ennui shall keep us safe?  This "responsibility" thing is so tiresome.  Worse than a wod, if such a thing is possible.  We will train unceasingly and progress infinitely beyond mere excellence.  For are we not superhuman?  Of course we are.  Yes.  Yes.  Ahhhhh.

No.  Be responsible.  Be merely excellent.


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