Rhabdo… is a serious condition that can be the result of high intensity workout.

Working out at an intense level before your body is ready is counter productive and may even be harmful to your health. Rhabdo is one possible side effect. Essencially, the over exhurtion breaks down your muscle tissue and then they leaks toxins into your bloodstream and liver. Forever Fit, Duncan, BC.

If you haven’t heard me say, “Work at your own level/pace,” hear me now. It is important on many levels to find the right pace and intensity by easing in, not racing in. We are all on different paths and we have different fitness levels. We each have different health issues, injuries and goals. Someone who wants to increase their balance and increase strength is going to approach the workout differently from the next person who is wanting to build muscle definition and decrease body fat.

This is “your workout.” Match your intensity level to train in a way that is in line with your goals, health and fitness level.

There are NO benefits to rushing into fitness … so stop thinking you have to “hurry up and get fit.” There are many more benefits to taking a slow methodical approach. The article I’ve attached to this link talks about the perils of training too intensely for your body and fitness level. Even when you are a seasoned athlete. This is counter productive to fitness goals. And it can lead to serious health issues and damage your kidneys. I shared this article on fb but I thought it was important enough to share it again.

Rhabdomyolysis: How to Avoid This Serious Weekend Warrior Condition