Most folks when starting a new exercise program tend to go at it too hard, too fast. Heck, even if you have been exercising for a while and you are taking on a new activity, you still need to approach it with caution and let your body get a feel for what’s going on. This is one of the reasons why most people don’t follow through with their exercise regimen, they are too sore, something may be “nagging” them or worse yet, they may be injured, all of which can prohibit further commitment.
I hear this often from folks who go to their local gym and some young buck beats the hell out of them the first time for an hour and the poor soul can’t do anything for a couple days. In my opinion, that’s totally irresponsible and just plain stupid! Same holds true for someone who goes out running or biking and tries to do too many miles or doesn’t want to start with a beginner program. We are all beginners when doing something new so do yourself a favor and take’r slow when starting out – you’ll have a better chance of winning when your the tortoise and not the hare.