How Does the Militarization of Fitness Affect Your Workout?

Extracts from an interesting article:  “The Massive Fitness Trend That’s Not Actually Healthy at All”

“There is a massive trend in the fitness industry to glorify exercise as an all-out war on the body. I call it the militarization of fitness — all the boot camps, Marine-inspired workouts, ridiculously intense body building routines, and general glorification of pain. Even our recovery and regeneration techniques are prioritized by how painful they are.

How Does the Militarization of Fitness Affect Your Workout?

In every way possible. It affects your health, happiness, the sustainability of your program, and your ability to reach your goals.

Do you believe any of the following are true?

No pain, no gain. You have to suffer to get in shape.
More is always more. Duh.
Working out is not fun, but it’s an obligation.
If I don’t almost throw up, I’m holding back too much.
You’re only as good as your last workout.
I feel like a loser when I miss a workout.

If you answered yes, then you’re at the “exercise is war” understanding of fitness. And that’s fine—if you want to wage war on your body, go ahead. Many of us go through that phase. I spent a decade there, with plenty of joint casualties and war stories to prove it. So I’m not belittling you—I’m just saying that this isn’t the only way to train, and it sure as heck isn’t sustainable. ”

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If you train too long, or too often, will you burn out and overtrain?

Question: The longer or more often you train, the better results you will get.

24-fit-periodization-training-over-training-485Truth: If you train too long, or too often, you will burn out and will overtrain. It’s about quality not quantity of training.

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Exploits the body’s powerful hormone response to the stress of new exercise stimulus.
Avoids mental and physical burnout and over-training by constantly varying workout stimulus, and providing rest periods for recovery.
Protects the body from injury as it brings fitness to a peak.