How intense workouts (and overtraining) can ruin your results.
Are more and longer exercise sessions always a good thing? Exercise is a stressor. Usually a good one. But a stressor nonetheless.
If you exercise intensely and/or often, you add stress to a body that may already be overloaded from other life stuff like work, relationships, travel, late nights, etc. People often feel they need exercise to help relieve stress. But it is important to realise that this is physical demand, which you need to recover from and if there is a lot of other things going on, then more recovery time or less intense sessions are essential. Also if your form is poor when exercising this will increase the chance that your session is hindering rather than helping you. So if you’re not sure whether you’ve got the right program to support your fitness and health goals, come on in and get assessed.
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