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Are you overtraining? By Sadie Flynn via Austin Fit Magazine

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Are you overtraining? By Sadie Flynn via Austin Fit Magazine

Fitness is good, and fitness is fun. But like anything else, too much of a good (and fun) thing can be detrimental. How do you know when this beneficial thing in your life has turned into an unhealthy obsession, causing physical harm? It’s a slow and sneaky progression, so it’s important to know the signs.

In this article, Sadie breaks down the difference between overreaching vs. overtraining. Both have specific symptoms to pay attention to, and overreaching is the gateway to overtraining. 

“The tough part about having a preoccupation with health and fitness is that it’s a sneaky snowball. What began as an honest hobby, slowly over time grew into a lifestyle, then devolved into an addiction. So, what are some signs that you or someone you know might be snowballing their way into stress fractures or snapped knee caps, and what can you do to help thwart physical and psychological damage? Grab an ergonomic chair and let’s discuss.”

Check out the full article here, and take a second to assess your own workout habits! 

Who wrote this post...

Sadie Flynn

Sadie Flynn

Sadie, who's been coaching at Renew since 2016, is a former collegiate athlete with a penchant for power lifts. So, unsurprisingly, her favorite benchmark workout is the lovely Linda. As a mom, Sadie is passionate about pregnant and postpartum fitness and wellness, and works hard to help women take care of their bodies before and after birth. When she's not making jokes at your expense or forcing her 90s alternative music beliefs upon you, you can find Sadie outside somewhere with her husband, two dogs, and their insane toddler.

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