- Tendonitis or muscle strains that do not heal within an expected time frame
- More frequent injuries
- Injuries that occur without as much ‘trauma’ (it takes less to get injured)
- Fatigue/ worn out/ burning out feeling
- Mood issues: irritability, low mood, symptoms of depression without reason
- Lower immune system function: more frequent colds and flus
- Loss of enthusiasm for most things you usually enjoy, including your activities.
- Plateaus: you cannot reach new heights that you deserve for the amount of training you put in
- Slower recovery from muscle aches
- Needing extra days between hard workouts to ‘recover’
- Slower metabolism
This syndrome is easily corrected when we look after the hormonal and nutritional depletions and changes that occur.
[study from our laboratory compared two groups of young healthy subjects who trained for six weeks. One group performed up to an hour per day of continuous cycling at a moderate pace, five days per week. The other group trained using 30 sec all out bursts of cycling, repeated 4-6 times with a few minutes of rest in between three times per week. Both groups showed similar improvements cardiorespiratory fitness and various cardiovascular and metabolic indices of health after training, despite the fact that the HIT group performed 90 per cent less total exercise, and the total training time commitment was only a third of the other group. These findings are potentially significant from a public health perspective, given that “lack of time” remains the number one cited barrier to regular physical activity.]
Dr. Martin Gabala, The Globe and Mail