Overtraining vs. under-recovery: what's the difference

Blanche and Esther talk about what happens when we take on too much load and how to break free from the mindset and habits that lead to overtraining/underrecovery.

You're done with the workout, and you're not just tired, you're exhausted. But isn't this how it's supposed to feel? in this episode, Blanche and Esther talk about what happens when we take on too much load and how to break free from the mindset and habits that lead to overtraining/underrecovery.

Weekly update
01:05 Blanche's week
02:48 Karin Nordin's 6-hour syllabus to help coaches create programs
05:36 Esther's week

09:45 Why do we workout? 
11:10 Signs of overtraining
12:47 Three phases of training: overloading, overreaching, overtraining
15:28 Is overreaching necessary for general population? 
18:17 Postpartum/breastfeeding moms can see different cues when overtraining
19:30 Training age and its role on overreaching/overtraining
23:07 In the perinatal season, there are so many things that are out of our control for recovery. But we can focus on moving intentionally when we face these outside stressors. 
25:44 Why do we slip into overtraining/under-recovery seasons
26:08 We don't live our life for fitness. We live our life and fitness serves us. 
27:30 We can say no to ourselves
27:48 We can say no to what others put on you
28:13 What does life look like when we say no to letting fitness rule us and say yes to letting fitness serve us? Balance. 


Applicable tips
30:00 Identify whether you are in a season of overload, overreaching or overtraining

Get Moving
30:51 This week, we'll be sharing some mobility flows on our Instagram page for this week's Get Moving. Be sure to follow us at @BlossomStrongPodcast to follow for more movements and episodes.

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