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Dangers of over-training for the Argus Cycle Tour

Fitness is a key to an enjoyable Argus. Going in unprepared will mean exhaustion and painful/sore muscles. Over-training is also hazardous to your health. The side effects creep up insidiously over weeks and months. Age plays a big role, as recovery is delayed as one gets older. Building rest into your program is important. The dangers and pitfalls of excessive cycle training in females include:
Over-use injuries to the joints (knees, hips)
Over-use injuries to the back and neck
Emotional imbalance and dysfunction
Hormonal imbalance - menstrual disorders and ovulatory problems including amenorrhoea
Chronic and cumulative fatigue
Excessive eating - especially binging at night ("pig-outs") because of hunger pains
Dehydration and vitamin deficiencies
Chronic sore and stiff muscles (calves and quadriceps)
Chronic anterior knee pain
Metabolic consequences of long term supplementation with sports drinks and beverages
Sports drink induced tooth decay


Winter training is punishing on your body and joints

Warm up and down
Learn to follow an appropriate diet for cycling
Avoid big gears when your muscles are still cold
Do not cycle train more than 4 days a week
Become a member of PPA and enjoy controlled cycling
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