Introducing the first edition of Planet Fitness personal trainer Brendon Bishop’s Training Tips. Learn more about Brendon and the first tip he’s shared. Enjoy!
7 SIGNS OF OVERTRAINING
The signs of undertraining, which typically get most of the attention in fitness, are fairly visible. With the popularity of high-intensity workouts, however, overtraining needs some attention, too, particularly because most of the signs of overtraining are invisible.
“The signs of undertraining, which typically get most of the attention in fitness, are fairly visible”
Here are some common signs you may be suffering from overtraining. Typically, you’d have more than one of these at the same time to raise significant concern for overtraining. Most of these signs are driven by hormonal disruptions and deep disruptions to the body’s balancing systems from overly aggressive training. Hormones drive everything in your body—you can’t win in a battle with your hormones.
WORKING HARD, BUT GETTING SOFT
If you’re working out hard and noticing that instead of getting leaner with more muscle and less body fat, the opposite is happening, overtraining may be driving your hormones to make changes that are the contrary of the ones you desire. In an over trained state, testosterone levels drop and cortisol levels rise, causing the breakdown of muscle tissue, and increased insulin resistance and fat deposition.
“If you’re working out hard and noticing that instead of getting leaner with more muscle and less body fat, the opposite is happening…”
ABOUT BRENDON BISHOP
The Summit Personal Training
084 422 2017
Motto: Motivated by results through correctly designed and implemented training
Qualification: National Diploma Strength and Conditioning (HFPA)
What I offer: My training niche and passion is running, particularly trail running. I am knowledgeable in a wide range of sports activities, and have helped athletes improve their performance at endurance sports like trail running, road running, Iron man, and sports such as golf and rugby. I also help unfit and overweight clients to take on running as a weight loss and fitness tool, and to discover the great health benefits of running combined with effective resistance training. My training program usually consist of full body conditioning exercises but I tailor programs to clients specific requirements.
Type of training: The training I do falls into the following basic categories: weight gain (lean muscle gain) and weight loss (fat loss), shaping and toning, core strengthening, sport specific strength and conditioning, assisted stretching and foam roller treatment.