5) Performing Too Much Exercise… Overtraining:
Working out too much is just as detrimental to achieving your muscle building goals as doing nothing at all. Once you workout you have to give your body time to repair and build the muscles through rest. Then you repeat the process of working out and rest.
A common mistake that people make is thinking that they will get better results if they workout for several hours everyday. This is not true because what happens is the muscles get stressed and damaged but they don’t get a chance to recover and build up. This is what is called “over training”. When you over train your body can’t build muscle and you may even lose some of the muscle you have now.
Common signs of over-training include pain and joint injuries, insomnia, prolonged fatigue, lack of motivation to workout, and just feeling burnt out and exhausted. Taking time to rest and recover are vital for achieving long term consistent muscle and strength gains.