“Rather than trying to determine just how much exercise you can tolerate, you should be trying to find out just how little exercise you actually need” - Unknown
Following this advice would have saved me a lot of sore joints over the years.
With the right intensity I’ve been amazed at how briefly and infrequently I can exercise whilst still making positive improvements from workout to workout.
The key mindset shift was this…
Intense exercise is the trigger not the benefit. Adaptation to intense exercise is the benefit.
Chasing the minimum effective dose of intense exercise rather than the maximum tolerable dose saves a lot of time, energy and cumulative wear and tear whilst ultimately achieving the same long-term outcome... better fitness.