“There’s only so much energy and resilience in the body. If you go beyond a certain point, you’re in trouble”- Patrick Viera (French Soccer Player)
“No pain, no gain”. While there are a handful of players and coaches who still follow that maxim, most thankfully now understand the importance of not over training and how important rest and recovery is. Your body has limits, and while we all want to push and improve those limits we need to understand that to go beyond them does risk exhaustion, potential injury or illness and then a resulting poor performance.
While improving is important to me, so is a strong healthy body. I will be aware of my limits and work within them.