I think it’s about time I tackled this issue. More often than not, I see the same people at my gym doing consecutive classes in the morning or in the evening. They seem to think that the more exercise they do, the quicker they will see results. And guess what? They don;t look that different to those who exercise in moderation. That’s because doing more exercise than your body needs is counterproductive.
When it comes to training the rule is simple : don’t overdo it. Here’s signs to know you;re overdoing it.
Your workouts should last no longer than 45-60 minutes. After this period cortisol levels spike and muscle building testosterone declines. So what you do after this will not be working your body to its fullest potential.
If you’re in pain and pushing throughout your workout, you could be doing more damage than good. Listen to your body. It’s much better to get the body rested and then get back to your workout when you can perform much better rather than bang out 50 half hearted press ups which will barely count.
If you find you’re always postponing important events in favour of the gym, you have an unhealthy relationship with the gym. While it’s admirable that you’re dedicated to your routine, it’s not good if it’s taking over your life – unless you’re an athlete of course. Yes exercise must fit into your life but it shouldn’t be over taking it.
Happy working out and remember don’t overdo it!