You do every day your workout no matter how much it hurts, after all you have goals to reach and no one ever regrets a workout, right? But sometimes people can cause serious damage in the process of workouts. So how will you know the difference between a burn and something more serious?
We present to you four red flags that you cannot ignore:
- Any pain that feels shooting or stabbing
Shooting, radiating or knife-like pain. This is number one red flag when you have to stop, even if you are in the middle of a workout.
- Bruising when you didn’t bump into anything
If you feel any kind of a twinge, then notice a bruise in that area through you didn’t bump into anything, you need to stop your workout. Anytime there’s bruising it usually means there is some sort of internal tear.
- Pain that forces you to switch up your form
It is very common to tweak something early on in a workout that fades away. But a pain that lingers or gets worse is not good. Partly its so to keep you from adjusting your form to try and offset the pain – which can do even more damage.
The good kind of tired you feel after a workout is positive. But if you feeling yourself dragging through the days – you’ve gone too far. Exhaustion is first and clear sign that you are over-training and forcing yourself.
Note: Rest often, eat well and HYDRATE!