You know what they say, too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing. But how about when it comes to working out? Well that just depends.
When I used to be an athlete -- a powerlifter, I was doing some serious training. In addition to attending my daily training for strength, I'd also hit the gym a second time during the day to take care of the little things like accessory workouts and getting in some cardio.
But was it too much?
This is when you need to listen to your body's needs. Although I may have been working hard, as an athlete, this was just a normal daily routine. Also, I was making sure I was feeding myself properly. When I was powerlifting, I was consuming about 3,000 calories for body maintenance, increase productivity, and for strength gains.
According to John Mandrola, M.D., it all comes down to two elements: intensity and intention. Two-a-day workouts an be useful, and if used wisely, might lead to safer, more effective training.
Overtaining can be balanced with the mix of high intensity and low intensity, and when they are split up.