- Skipping workouts because you become less motivated to working out. You don’t feel “up to it”.
- Disinterest in exercise. Can’t stand doing an activity or cutting every workout short, not because you have something to do, but you just can’t stand being at the gym or working out. can be a major sign of burnout.
- Guilt. Either feeling guilty for not working our or not feeling guilty about missing workouts
- Mood changes. Depression, anger, confusion, anxiety and irritability are common when your body is overstressed physically.
- Decreased performance, a loss of strength and/or stamina. A drop in your workout performance is one of the earliest signs of overload.
- You’ve gained fat. You’ve lost weight but noticed an increase in body fat, you could be in the later stages of exercise overload.
- Insomnia. Being in a state of overload that disrupts sleep patterns, you become restless and can’t fall asleep.
- Delayed recovery time. Persistent muscle soreness that lasts for hours or days after your workout is a sure sign you need more rest, according to Joseph Ciccone, a physical therapist at ColumbiaDoctors Eastside Sports Therapy in New York City.
- Injuries not healing.