Exercising Too Hard Can Hinder Your Progress

Pushing yourself to the limit in the gym may make you feel like a monster and give you bragging rights, but if you’re afraid to do it the next time, you might just sabotage your workouts.

Training doesn’t have to be killer every time. For example, marathon runners don’t run 20 or even 10 miles every day; they stick to lighter jogging to maintain the habit, and perhaps push themselves beyond their limits once a week. And strength coach Alex Viada, who ran 4:15 miles and squatted 700 pounds, tells Women’s Health that a pain-focused mentality can do more harm than good:

“The workout can be intense, but it doesn’t have to be painful. Increasing the number to 11 when the program asks for 10 might sound interesting to Instagram, but what’s the price? Most of the time, this is not their job, it is not their livelihood – it should be a healthy activity that makes them feel good, mentally and physically. If it requires self-destruction, there is a problem. “

If you train so hard that you need a couple of days off, this workout will not help you make continuous progress; it throws you back. And don’t forget to look beyond exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, less time in the gym gives better results .

Why the gym doesn’t have to “get big or go home” | Women Health

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