Yesterday I posted a video explaining the importance of not going to the gym every day, spending more time resting and why working out your body in one session is better than many workouts throughout the week for isolated muscle groups.
I received a reply to my post (by a male in advanced years, he said), informing me that he didn’t agree with this “philosophy”, as he works out every day, pumps heavy weights (since 3 years) and feels great.
Explaining this concept is of great importance to me, as most people, young or of more advanced age still believe in the “more is better” mantra, which either leads to over training and burn out, or folks not wanting to train at all, because they can’t face the huge uphill challenge they worry about.
Unfortunately this conventional wisdom is flawed. I write about this a lot, as it’s a big concern of mine, and I teach the real “Primal Fitness Methods” with great success to my clients.
Working out too much, in which ever way, which is advocated by gyms, personal trainers, books, team coaches, school coaches, and so on is ultimately bad for our hearts, increases appetite and cravings, to which we give in, because we think we deserve this, as we have worked out so hard so how can it really harm?
Well, this is where the problems begin, multiple problems actually, occurring within body and mind simultaneously.
I have written about this in detail in my recently published EBook, “The Dirty Little Secret the Health and Fitness Industry does not want you to know about”.
I’d like to invite you to download your FREE copy here and read all about it.
A quick summary of what working out too much will do to you:
- Increased appetite
- Caloric excess
- Burn out
- Increased cortisol hormone production (increasing risk of heart disease and stroke)
- Sugar cravings
- Little to no fat loss
I don’t know about you, but if I can work out in a smarter, more efficient way 2 to 3 times per week and achieve all the benefits of fat loss, lean muscle gain and minimal cortisol production, protecting my heart, or go for the above, I think I’ll choose my heart healthy Primal Fitness Methods.
Please send me your comments and questions.