Yup. You read that right.
My trainer has kicked me out of the gym. At least for a week. He calls it a "Rest Week". (Yeah, right!)
The words "plateau" and "you just need a break" came up during our conversation. If I look back on my training log for the past couple of weeks, I can begin to see telltale signs of the beginnings of being overtrained - a higher-than-usual heart rate, no motivation to work out, trouble sleeping, generally feeling low on energy and a bit cranky. I think the "rest week" is a way of nipping it in the bud before it becomes full-blown burn out.
Well, whatever. I'm to stay the hell away from the gym for a week. Trainer's orders.
Yaaay!!! (Ooops! Did I say that?!)