Safe to do a workout everyday?

  • If I'm alternating intensity of workouts from day to day and make sure to have one low-key day can I still do a workout everyday of the week?

    Aubreyjo89   by: Aubreyjo89
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    KateHough  over 2 years ago by: KateHough

    It depends on your current fitness and motivation level. There are a few issues that arise when it comes to working out everyday:

    1) Overtraining - this is a syndrome that results in prolonged low energy, low motivation to workout, and poor sleep. When your body is burned out, it will let you know, and you will hit the wall. This happens to a lot of Type A obsessive workout folks who get really excited about a new workout program.

    2) Overuse injuries - knees and ankles are typically very affected by overuse. Runner's Knee and Tennis Elbow are named for a reason - runners can hurt their knees from over training, and tennis players tend to get a lot of elbow injuries.

    3) Lack of motivation - it's better to commit to 5 days a week of exercise for the rest of your life than to commit to 7 days of exercise for a few months and then not working out at all.

    That being said, you can workout for multiple days per week and then have "active rest" days where you do workouts like Cody's 15 minute mobility or some of the recovery yoga workouts.

    Just take mental notes and when you are starting to feel unmotivated or overly exhausted, take a few days off. You won't lose all of your fitness in 48 hours :)

    • scamp07
      scamp07 10 months ago

      This is exactly what I do. I've been on Daily Burn everyday since the beginning of the year. There have been 2 occasions where I just couldn't bring myself to do the scheduled workout. So, I "Discovered" a shorter, less intense workout to do for recovery. I didn't skip a day because I want to keep reinforcing the habit of getting up every morning and doing a workout.

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    andysmith  over 2 years ago by: andysmith

    Also, the workout programs like TBT and Inferno have low intensity days baked into the schedule. That way you don't take an "off" day, you just take a low intensity day.

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