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No Pain = BIG Gain

Is Your Exercise Program Wearing You Out?

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  • The advice given, to me, a long-time exerciser, is sound, practical and can be implemented with just a small amount of discipline. And it works. Trust me....
  • Sometimes, we can be all in, however, we need to check with our doctors and listen to our bodies. God info and thanx!
  • BILLTHOMSON
    Good article, my attitude in life has always been if a little is good, a lot is better. It was always in my eating and I just carried it over to my exercising.
  • Excellent article, esp. important for those just starting out after a long time of inactivity. It's easy then to over-train, even if you're not doing all that much. Then people get injured or just give up. Thanks for such sensible, useful advice!
  • Great article and much needed - thanks for sharing
  • Thumbs Up!!! Great advise Jen !!!
  • Great advice. I felt blah today but did my workout anyway. I didn't do it full out, like I would when I have more energy. Tomorrow is my recovery day and I still need to get outside, weather permitting, and do a leisure walk or bike ride. Just something so I don't eat everything in the house.
  • I think I needed to read this. I went from not exercising at all to doing 40-60 minutes every day. I hate taking days off, but I guess this is a good way to remind myself it's ok to take it easy some days and just take a walk instead of going on the exercise bike.
  • TRIPLEM3
    I wish I'd read this sooner! My values of never giving up and discipline coupled with a high pain threshold, has resulted in me being badly injured and unable to do even household chores! I love exercising and the buzz I get from pushing myself, but after a month of being able to do nothing more than walk and cycle, I really wish I'd been able to rest more..
  • Thanks for sharing but this is not something that I'll have to worry about.
    I probably should aspire to it. :-)
  • I definitely needed to read this - in July I started from doing NOTHING, and jumped into hitting the gym hard (twice a day, an hour each time, split between lifting and cardio), which I managed to keep up for about 9 weeks. The problem was, I was just worn the heck out. Between the increased calorie burn and the reduced calorie intake, I lost 40+ lb, which is great... but I was feeling stressed / frustrated that I wasn't losing as fast anymore, and felt that my workouts weren't paying off, *and* was starting to get down on myself for being lazy.

    I dialed back for about a week, and feel much better now. I'm still going twice-a-day during the week (lunch and evening), but weekends now have me cutting back to once a day plus doing some kind of "active recovery" (housework, walking around my neighborhood, etc.)
  • I'm glad I read this article. My body has been hurting this week and maybe I am over doing my cardio. I did Zumba 3 days in a row but on day two my body felt REALLY tired and day three was no better. I think I am going to start doing that every other day because high intensity Zumba is kind of hard on the body and those in between days can help repair whatever is needed.
  • I'm a sick puppy, I enjoy a little muscle soreness. I'm not talking, can't walk soreness, or even everyday soreness; just a little "Ugh" every now and then to remind me that I just did an awesome workout.

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