The goal of the workout is not to get you exhausted and sore.

The goal is to get you closer to where you want to go.

Sometimes, that involves exhaustion, even soreness as a by-product.

But 99.9% of the time, it doesn’t. Especially when you’re training for your health and fitness, not for a competition.

If you’re constantly chasing exhaustion in your workouts, you might use the gruelling workouts to manage other, more psychological needs.