Have you recently started strength training? Walking or jogging around the park? Doing sit-ups and pushups in the rec room? That’s fantastic, and don’t let anything get in the way of your commitment. Do not, however, increase weights, reps or miles too quickly – that’s asking for injury. Add no more than 10 percent every week, and give yourself time to see how you feel. Joints adapt to increased activity more slowly than muscles. Your body will adapt to greater demands, if you give it a reasonable amount of time.
Build Fitness – Gradually