4 Ways To Avoid Workout Burnout

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February 28, 2013 ‐ By madamenoire
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From Hello Beautiful

Ambitious people rock my world! I am the self acclaimed princess of “go hard or go home,” but I am also the anchor lady for “rest to feel your best.” Every relationship needs balance; even the ones you have with your workouts. Pushing your body to new limits is awesome, but listening to your body is equally great. So if you want lasting success in fitness follow these simple tips and take the burnout out of your workout.

More is not better. Where all my over achievers at? Stand up! Or…maybe sit down. In fitness more is not better. I am at the gym everyday (cause I work there), and am shocked when I see the same people, every single day, doing the same workouts, and sometimes even doubling up with two a days. Craziness! Your body is not impressed with your ability to spend two hours in the gym and shows you so by either burning out or shutting down…hello injuries.

So the key is to schedule recovery days. Your body absolutely needs ample time to rest, recover and repair. Think 24-48 hours (varies dependent on workout/post workout soreness). Once a muscle is torn down it has to have time to rebuild in order to yield the best results…and that is what you are working out for right…the results?

Check out the other three tips on HelloBeautiful.com.

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  • L-Boogie

    I miss my gym pass (via a Dartmouth). They have some good equipment.

  • SheBe

    No comments here eh? Ok. I like to switch it up. I get a good amount of cardio in (4 days a week) but on my “off” days I either walk with my baby, or do some rigorous housework of some sort, etc.; I find exercise-ish activity on those days.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PC3VICMILDFDI2RKWVJQ5ACD24 jason

    Good article. My rules are 1 muscle group a week except for abs which i do 3 days. Sat/Sun are my off days unless im so bored i’ll go do 30-45 mins of cardio….But every other month i’ll rest for a full week.

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