7 Signs Your Workout Is Too Intense, According To Experts
Every fitness journey is as unique as the individuals embarking on them. But I like to think that you and I (and anyone else who’s breaking a sweat on the reg) share a common goal: to better our bodies — not to work them into the ground. Eventually, however, the thrill of being able to lift heavy, heavier, and heavier still, or sprinting on a treadmill to make it to three miles in under 15 minutes is going to make you feel invincible. This is all well and good, but be on the lookout for the signs your workout is too intense, because if you’re anything like me, that invincibility will motivate you to start pushing your body to new limits. Ergo, you have to keep in mind that while breaking a sweat and surpassing your personal best can be so satisfying, injury and fatigue are anything but.
“Working out too hard for too long without resting [aka sleep] can translate to a sickness that you just cant kick,” Reid Eichelberger, the head trainer at EverybodyFights in Philadelphia tells Elite Daily. “Irritability, depression and even insomnia are often a sign as well,” he adds, so it’s critical that you take the intensity down a notch.