Like most orthopedic surgeons, I see a surprisingly large number of active people who get injured as they train. They could be overweight people trying to get in shape quickly. They could be runners training for a distance race. The underlying factor in their injuries almost always involves trying to reach a fitness or athletic goal too fast and increasing workout intensity and training too quickly.

Instead, people should set realistic goals and plan gradual approaches for training to achieve those goals to decrease the risk of injury.

In this video, I discuss my views on how you can increase workout intensity and training in a way that doesn’t overly stress your body’s ability to heal and get stronger. This idea can help whether you run, lift weights, do yoga or pilates or exercise in any way.

Also read:
Start a training or workout program safely
Don’t increase training more than 10% per week

Exhausted runner from high workout intensity