Exercise: How much is TOO much?

DSC00534Did you know you could actually exercise too much and gain body fat? Yes, it sounds crazy but overtraining muscles can actually counteract your goal of adding more lean muscle and tone.

When we do any type of resistance training we tear microscopic tears in the muscle fibers and it takes 3-5 days for those muscle fibers to repair and recover. Working each muscle only once a week is all you need to get toned and increase the speed of your metabolism. For example, Chest, shoulders and triceps on Monday, Legs and abs on Wednesday and Back and biceps on Friday with 20-50 minutes of cardio at the end. It’s so important to rest muscle fibers so they have time to repair.

I know from experience how it can affect your weight and tone. I got carried away with spinning classes about a month ago and I ended up gaining body fat since my legs were not resting. I re-evaluated my workout program when I saw my weight fluctuate 10 lbs and my legs got softer. I was doing multiple spin classes in one day, 5 days consecutive.

Don’t make the mistake of overtraining! Learn more about proper training technics and what muscles to group for your workouts with my Body By Gia – Health and Fitness Series on YouTube starting January 2013. I will cover what muscle groups to work each week with a variety of workout routines, proper nutrition/supplements for health and fitness and how to change up your routines with muscle mechanics so your body doesn’t adapt. If you just joined a gym for the first time or again OR are thinking about making that decision for 2013 but don’t know where to begin, are limited on funds and don’t want to be part of the large statistic that quits by February or March because they don’t see results due to their lack of knowledge, then my FREE personal training program will be perfect for you. If your Christmas wish is to get a personal trainer but can’t afford it, then receive my gift and subscribe to my Bodybygia YouTube channel for a 12 month personal training program coming to your home for free! Stay tuned…Hope this helps 🙂

Love, Gia

1 Comment

  1. kelli white says:

    Loving this! Can’t wait to subscribe to your channel!