While *~sensitivity~* and emotional intelligence are linked, truly emotionally intelligent people are way different than the brooding fuckboys who haunt your DMs because they "just really miss you" after ghosting.Here are some of the signs you’re dating an emotionally intelligent person:1. “This is probably what we think of most when we think of emotional intelligence,” says Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Professor Emerita of Psychological and Brain Sciences of UMass Amherst.
Instead of going to the gym and possibly risking injury by going through the motions and improperly performing an exercise, Trink recommends “taking a full week off, then reducing training volume when you do return.” He also recommends getting “quality sleep (7-9 hours per night as a generalization), proper nutrition—particularly in the pre- to post-workout window—smart supplementation, and planned deloads.” For many guys, it’s natural to experience a sense of accomplishment following an intense workout.
But when you get obsessed with training Cardiello explains, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that "more is better." That has two dangerous effects: Overtraining and lowered self-esteem.
He also suggests “adjusting diet, nutritional and supplement intake, and possibly implementing vitamins A and E, as well as glutamine.” And, if you’re an athlete, Cardiello indicates “55-60% of the athletic diet” should come in the form of carbohydrates. (“When you go into the gym you have a job to do," La Certe says.) Unfortunately, he says sometimes people “bring other stressors into the gym, or it [becomes] social hour” and your gym time expands considerably because “you’re doing a set over here, [then] you’re talking for 12 minutes, then you’re going back and doing another set.” La Certe indicates that’s counterproductive because “it’s not how the body works when we’re trying to build muscle and lose fat,” and it “can definitely lead to overtraining or ineffective training altogether.” Getting injured more often? Duffy, explains, when you overtrain, your body doesn’t get enough time to recuperate between workouts meaning that at some point you begin “training in a weakened state.” He adds if you do this too often, you likely increase your chance of injuries.
In particular, are you re-aggravating old injuries? To prevent yourself from overtraining, he suggests introducing “forced rest periods into your routine,” as well as “changing training intensities or enjoying active recuperation” sports—something low-intensity and completely different from weights and cardio.
Rest assured: If you're logging five hours of hardcore gym time every week, you probably aren’t at risk of overtraining.
But if you're going longer than that, and training is becoming a borderline addiction even to the point of possible harm—it’s probably time to reassess your goals. It's probably not a bad idea to double-check with a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who can quickly help you get your training back on track.
“You should be able to get in a gym session—in and out—in 45 to 75 minutes max," says Muscle Model champion and transformation trainer Micah La Certe.
Can't sleep even though you're wiping yourself out at the gym? sleep” because “this is the part of your sleeping pattern where physical restoration occurs.” He stresses, “your body grows while resting, not training,” and advises people who might be overtraining to “eat a lot of clean food and take a week off training all together.” Exercise is typically good for your mental health—but if you’re overtraining, it could have the opposite effect.
“You don’t live in isolation from others, and if your partner is always offending people, that’s going to end up having an effect on you,” says Whitbourne.
So if your partner really cares about engaging with your friends, it shows that they understand that having relationships with them will make *your* life better, too.3. As nice as it sounds to have a partner who backs down easily or almost always agrees with you, it’s also a sign of low commitment.
“Being in a catabolic state naturally causes dehydration,” says personal trainer and nutrition expert Jay Cardiello, C. But if you’re still sore past the 72-hour mark, be sure to schedule a break and rest.