The Diminishing Returns of Over-exercising

Health professionals all agree that a healthy lifestyle includes exercising. What they don’t seem to agree on is exactly how much. When it comes to working out, there is such a thing as over-exercising. The body needs time to recover. So when the amount of activity exceeds the body’s ability to recover, you not only don’t get stronger and faster, you could be getting slower and weaker. More importantly, you also risk serious injuries.

Vagastar’s recommendation is two full-body workouts a week to maintain weight and health. Three times a week is optimal for building muscles and getting lean. Over that amount would result in diminishing returns. The benefits of working out four times over three times a week is not measurable enough and more than that will begin to undo the work you’ve already put in. It’s not uncommon to find people who work out five, six times a week or everyday suffer injuries often.

In short, the Vagastar way is to work out hard, but smartly.