If you want to build muscle and strength, you may need more rest than you think, according to Chris Duffin, a world record-holding powerlifter and co-founder of Kabuki Strength.
Overtraining can hurt your gains and increase risk of injury, especially when you’re a fitness beginner, Duffin told Insider.
Warning signs like lack of progress, mood or sleep issues, and persistent aches and pains are all signals to focus on recovery, he said. Here’s what to look out for.
You’re working out hard, but not making strength or muscle gains
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