For Immediate Release
Brad Schoenfeld, CSCS
Scarsdale, NY -
If a little is good, more must be better! This is the philosophy of many exercisers. According to fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld, such thinking is a surefire bet to workout disaster. "When you train, you break down muscle tissue and cause distress to many bodily systems," he tells American Fitness and Health magazine. "If you short-change recuperation, you ultimately end up overtained."
According to Schoenfeld, overtraining shouldn't be taken lightly. "Not only does too much exercise result in stagnation or even regression," he says, "but you will wind up with a host of negative symptoms." These include lethargy, increased incidence of sickness, elevated resting heart heart, and general fatigue. "It's as bad as not training at all, maybe even worse," Schoenfeld adds.
How do you avoid overtraining? "You need to be in tune with your body," Schoenfeld says. "Every person is different as to how much exercise they can tolerate. When you start to see the symptoms of overtraining, it's time to back off."
And what if you're already overtrained? "Take a couple of weeks off from exercise," Schoenfeld advises. "It's the only way to allow your body to heal. Once you return to the gym, start off easy. Within a few weeks, you should be back as good as new."
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ABOUT BRAD SCHOENFELD: Brad Schoenfeld, CSCS, is the fitness trainer to bet your shape on. Widely regarded as one of America's leading fitness professionals, his focus is to help women achieve their full fitness potential by skipping the gimmicks and sticking to the well-documented science of exercise and nutrition. Awarded the distinction of master trainer by the International Association of Fitness Professions, he is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
He is the author of six fitness books, including Sculpting Her Body Perfect and the bestseller, Look Great Naked. He is a columnist for Fitness RX for Women magazine and has been published or featured in every major magazine including Cosmopolitan, Self, Marie Claire, Fitness and Shape. He has been a guest on many national television and radio shows. His Personal Training Center for Women is located in Scarsdale, New York. Brad lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.