Ramiro Vasquez, Certified Personal Trainer

Everyone has the tendency to think that working more is always better. Well, that’s not always the case. Working out too much can actually do more harm than good. It is definitely good to stay consistent with working out, but remember, your body needs time to recover. Here are three tips to consider in maintaining proper training frequency:

  1. Have a plan. Have a goal and make it as realistic as possible. Whether you are training for a specific competition or just to lose weight, write it out step by step. Every professional athlete does this, and they don’t kill themselves every day in the gym.
  2. Food is fuel. Take into consideration what types of food you could be eating. Have a balance of protein (chicken, fish, turkey, beef, eggs), carbohydrates (rice, potato, oatmeal), fats (avocado, olive oil, peanut butter, almonds), and, of course, veggies (broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, spinach).
  3. Rest & recovery. Take a day off and enjoy other activities. As long as you maintain your routine, there is nothing wrong with going out and enjoying different activities. You are giving your body time to recover, and you will appreciate your time in the gym much more.

If you’d like more guidance, feel free to schedule a session with me anytime. I would be more than happy to help.