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How do I know if I’m overdoing strength-training?

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No pain, no gain is a myth. If it hurts, you're using too much weight or resistance. If your muscles are very sore, do not do strength training until you are relatively pain-free.

SOURCES: 

Health2Fit. 

About.com: "Exercise for Teens." 

American College of Sports Medicine. 

CNN.com. 

Mayo Clinic. 

FamilyDoctor.org: "Weight Training and Weight Lifting Safety." 

Health Day: "Weight Training Helps Women's Bones," Dec. 4, 2006.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

Health2Fit. 

About.com: "Exercise for Teens." 

American College of Sports Medicine. 

CNN.com. 

Mayo Clinic. 

FamilyDoctor.org: "Weight Training and Weight Lifting Safety." 

Health Day: "Weight Training Helps Women's Bones," Dec. 4, 2006.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 11, 2018

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