Over the past couple years when I started taking martial arts, I’ve noticed that I’m generally really tired afterwards. OK, no problem, I work hard so that’s expected. But after I get home and I take a shower, I stay pretty hot to the touch (not quite feverish, but close). This will generally last until I wake up the next morning (whether I take a mid-day class or night class).
I first thought that it might be me being dehydrated, but I drink what are probably absurd amounts of water (approx 20 oz. 1 hr before, anywhere from 20-50 during my time there (generally 1/2 to 1 hour warming up, 1 hour of class and anywhere from 15 min. to 1 hour post-class workouts of varying intensity) and at least another 20 immediately upon getting him (from 20-40 minutes after leaving). This doesn’t seem to help.
Am I just pushing myself too hard? What are the consequences of continuting this?