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No Pain = BIG Gain

Is Your Exercise Program Wearing You Out?

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  • 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. - 7/23/2014 12:08:38 AM
  • 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.. - 7/15/2014 7:35:32 AM
  • Thanks for sharing but this is not something that I'll have to worry about.
    I probably should aspire to it. :-) - 11/6/2013 5:45:18 AM
  • 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.) - 9/22/2013 1:11:27 PM
  • 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. - 8/30/2013 1:24:17 PM
  • 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. - 8/30/2013 11:37:52 AM
  • This article is just in time. Yes, I will take this weekend off (after a week and a half with no breaks) and eat very well (maybe throw more veggies in the diet when I'm hungry too) and relax at the beach!

    But, Monday I will be back at it! - 8/30/2013 10:41:36 AM
  • Great article. My hubby tell me all the time that I push myself too hard. Because at nite my left hip really pain me bad. But I fell so guilty if I don't get it in. - 5/17/2013 7:17:13 PM
  • Today my legs are so sore--yesterday hamstrings, today, quads. I worked out Mon and Tuesday, rested Wed and felt better so did class yesterday and today--and now I am sore... More stretching, I guess. - 3/29/2013 5:36:30 PM
  • SARAH0204
    I BEEN GOING TO THE GYM FOR THE LAST 10 YRS AND I BURN OF 1000 CALORIES 3 TIMES A WEEK AND DAYS I NOT THERE I RUN FIVE MILES AND WALK 4 MILES 6 EVENING A WEEK, IM WONDERING IS THIS TO MUCH EXERCISE? I DO GET ANXIOUS IF I DON'T GET OUT AND DO SOMETHING - 10/11/2012 6:20:09 PM
  • This is good info.I just starte recently, haven't experienced this yet. Now I know what to do if this happens. - 9/9/2012 11:10:34 AM
  • AFUTCH04
    This was a very helpful article that helped give me insight for my plateau :) - 7/26/2012 10:03:27 AM
  • SANDIBETTS1
    Thank you for reminding us that commitment should not come with dread. - 6/26/2012 7:46:40 AM
  • I just read this article and it certainly explains why I am feeling the way I am feeling today. I just dreaded getting my bike out for another drive. I didn't want to think about walking - which I love and I didn't even want to look at an exercise video. I think I'm close to exercise burnout. I was blaming this blah feeling on food I had yesterday but maybe I am close to dropping from overexercise.
    I am going to have an offday today and see how I feel tomorrow. - 6/16/2012 10:38:50 AM
  • I personally don't think occasional weight training on consecutive days hurts anyone but I do know I used to weight train everyday as a kid and could never figure out why I was plateauing so often. - 3/26/2012 8:46:32 PM

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