Knowing Your Limits: Pain and Fitness
Do You Know When To Stop Working Out?
Working on your fitness is always a good idea, but understanding when you are working out too much is critical to proper muscle building and recovery. In order to continue muscular and fitness growth, recovery days are key. If you do not let your body properly recover, you are putting yourself at risk for injury.
Certain injuries such as stress fractures, and intercostal strains can progressively get worse if not treated properly. A common misconception is that everyday has to be as hard of a workout as the day before. Incorporating recovery days into your fitness plan is just as important as the days that you do workout!
On recovery days it is important to:
- Stay hydrated
- Eat well
In order to make some gains, you do not always want to feel the pain.