Why do you constantly feel tired after exercise?
Sport is work on oneself and very hard work. The harder you work, the easier the workouts that came before seem to you. Gradually, the exercises that previously drained you to a broken state become as simple as an easy jog in the park, which shows results.
It’s normal to feel a little tired after exercising but still feel refreshed like you can move mountains despite the discomfort or muscle soreness. But if you constantly feel tired after training, this is not the norm, and there may be several reasons for this condition.
The problem with many amateur athletes is the lack of consistency. They do their workouts whenever they want, which makes them feel tired and depressed due to muscle soreness after each exercise. This will not happen if you make the right workout routine and do it regularly on a schedule. Yes, the first workout will hurt, but the next, with regular exercise, will no longer bear such negative consequences. But if you skip workouts and give a different load, this will lead to a feeling of soreness after each session and increased fatigue.
Trying to show yourself in front of the public
Many people go to the gym not to improve their health, strength, and endurance but to become more beautiful and self-confident. Of course, when dozens of eyes are looking at you, even if they are not, you do not want to fall face down in the dirt and seem like a weakling.
Because of this, many guys begin to overdo it, take an increased load, and try to show others that this is a mere trifle for them. As a result, arranging such shows even for a short time, you thoroughly steam up your workouts, overwork, and do not achieve the desired results.
Doing not according to the program
The program for most amateur gymnasts is a chaotic set of several exercises, sometimes not combined. People either do not know what they need to do or choose what they think are the most important exercises and do them randomly.
As a result, this leads to overtraining some muscle groups and a lack of load for others. This leads to overwork. An exercise program is just as important as doing the exercises correctly. This will help distribute the workload across different activities and make your workouts more effective.
Once you start exercising, you can continue to eat the same way as before. But this is the wrong decision, even if you want to lose fat and gain muscle. The fact is that physical exercise absorbs a large amount of energy. If you do not replenish this balance, you risk falling into apathy because the body will be too weak for anything other than lying on the couch with the gradual breakdown of accumulated fats.
A moderate calorie deficit is even beneficial for exercise. But keep in mind that a deficit means comparing consumed and spent calories, and not as much as the norm is enough for your age, height and weight.
Another mistake is avoiding carbohydrates, which you have heard somewhere contributes to weight gain. This is more about fast carbohydrates, while slow ones, on the contrary, give you energy for a long time. Don’t neglect carbohydrates; make the right balanced menu for your weight and type of workout.
Neglecting strength training in favor of light training
Currently, there is a trend towards doing exercises with low weights. Adherents of this approach believe that it is better to do many repetitions with a low load than a few with a large one. But in fact, the truth is somewhere in between. You need to train with a weight that seems a little heavy to you; it gives a load to the body. In the absence of a load, the body gets used to the weights that you regularly lift, so the results remain in one place. Plus, high-rep workouts can overwhelm your body and take more time and energy to feel the effect. And this, in turn, leads to a feeling of fatigue, which is added apathy due to the lack of visible results.
Not sleeping enough
We talk about this in almost every article on health and sports, but we are sure that many continue to neglect sleep. Do not take sleep as a waste of time because it helps to recuperate. If you do not sleep for a sufficient amount of time, then a feeling of constant fatigue in the muscles will appear.
You will not want to exercise because the muscles ache and you feel overwhelmed.
Being under the influence of stress
Stress is a nasty condition that brings negativity to the entire body due to hormones like cortisol. Such hormones are even useful in the short term, mobilizing the body’s strength to achieve. But when the body is under the influence of stress hormones for a long time, the results of physical activity decrease.
While sports can help reduce the mental impact of stress, it is not a panacea. It would help if you left all your stress outside the gym doors to focus completely on the result, not on thoughts of something negative. Otherwise, due to negative thoughts and stress hormones, you will quickly tire and feel tired.