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Resist the Urge to Over Train

By this time of the year a lot of us are either totally full force ahead with our workout program, or have left it in the dust with the rest of our new year's resolutions. For those of us who fall into the first category, congratulations!


Now that you've gotten into the groove you may have even upped your workouts to almost every day, which is great but if you feel yourself starting to get burnt out, it may be time to ease up a bit. A lot of times we get so excited about our workouts and the results we are seeing (improved body weight, improved mood, more energy, etc.) that it can be easy to get addicted to exercising. I am a big proponent on getting hooked on working out but sometimes, without realizing it; you could be on your way to becoming burned out. In this case, more is not always better.

Here is a simple tip to prevent getting burned out: It may seem counter-intuitive, but rest in between workouts is a great way to improve performance -- This way you'll be giving your body the rest, both physically and mentally, it needs. Beginners should aim to take every other day off, while more experienced fitness enthusiasts should take at least one day off a week.

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