I’m guilty of overtraining and pushing my body to the max when it comes to my workouts. Sure, high-intensity workouts are a lot of fun, but what if you don’t know when to stop, rest, and slow down? How to tell if your workouts are *too* intense?
One thing that really helped me be honest with myself and workouts was Heart Rate Variability. 🫀
It’s something that you can track on a smartwatch, so if you have an Apple watch or a Garmin, it can give you data on how your body responds to certain activities, like exercise.⌚️
Basically, with heart rate variability, it’s not your actual pulse. It’s not like the actual heartbeat, it’s the time in between those beats.⏱
The more variability there is between those beats, the more likely your body is to recover from a workout and is responding to that stress in a good way. 🏋️♀️
On the flip side, if there’s not a lot of variability in between those heartbeats, it means that you’re stressing out your body and you’re not recovering well.
I talk more about this in my recent Youtube video!🎥 Be sure to give it a watch!
But, here’s a lil nugget to slip into your back pocket today…
✨If you’re starving between workouts with crazy cravings that are hijacking your body composition goals consider changing the way you work out.✨
It could be that your body is unable to recover and likely needs more calories. And, of course, I hope this post help you figure out how to tell if your workouts are *too* intense.
Share this with your workout partners and get the conversation going – what does your recovery look like? 👀