I’ve said it before and I’ll said it again. I want people to walk away from workouts feeling they could do a bit more. This is particularly true for those who are new to it all. It takes time to learn where one’s limits are and how close to them you are. As the training age and confidence increases, you can start pushing yourself more. If you want to.
But I feel like I need to clarify something here. This doesn’t mean that training has to always be easy. It’s ok to feel tired immediately after a workout. Knowing you gave it your best. That’s how you progress.
But you shouldn’t have to carry that tiredness with you for the rest of the day. If you find yourself cranky, spacy, and overall “F!#* off, Mark!” for the rest of the day after each workout, you’re probably doing too much.
Maybe a poor sleep, high stress or mediocre eating habits are holding you back. Or maybe you’re doing too much to your fitness level. Either way, your day shouldn’t suck just because you did a workout.
Some workouts are low intensity, some are high. Most of them should feel about an eight out of ten.