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Proper nutrition, rest essential to prevent training under-recovery

  • Sebastian Partogi

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 17 2020   /  10:15 pm
Totally spent: Due to a sudden loss of strength, a male weightlifter bows his head in frustration upon failing to complete his weightlifting set for the day. When people go through under-recovery (a phenomenon also referred to as overtraining among athletes) after resistance training, their performance can all of a sudden decline because they either overuse their muscles or do not get the proper nutrition and sleep they need.(JP/Love Solutions)

Let’s just say you are an exercise freak. During your recent training regimen, you feel stronger than ever, completing more sets with more reps than you usually do. Yet, soon after that you start to feel your entire body aching more painfully than usual. The day after you try to lift weights again, but it seems like your arms have turned feeble. Having failed to do a single movement rep, let alone one complete set, for the day, you end up feeling lousy and question how you seem to have lost your usual physical stamina. Sound familiar? When athletes push themselves too hard during an exercise, they can suffer from symptoms that can oftentimes be called overtraining. For non-athletes, such symptoms are usually referred to as under-recovery, according to trainer Teuku Aufra Maretto, who holds a certification from the Indonesian Fitness Trainers Association. Sports medicine...