Fitness: Don't Push It

Learn to recognize the warning signs and prevent overtraining.

When it comes to fitness, most of us want fast results. However, if I may compare fitness to finance, getting in shape should be viewed as a long-term investment with small payouts over time. You may be spending more time at the gym, pushing yourself beyond the max and not allowing rest days in fear of losing gains. In fact, these ambitious training efforts can often lead to loss of muscle mass and strength due to overtraining and not allowing your muscles to properly recover. How do you know if you’ve been overtraining? Here are five warning signs: http://www.nextmagazine.com/content/fitness-dont-push-it