Everyone wants to be stronger, healthier and more appealing. These three desires are the main reasons that most people go to the gym and work out. The problem is that it's easy to overdo. You can build too much muscle too quickly, which in turn can cause numerous problems with the rest of your body. It can even negatively affect your ability to perform and harm your overall health if you focus on adding too much muscle. With that said, let's examine some of the ways that bulking too much can adversely affect your body. Too Much Joint Stress As you add muscle, you increase the amount of overall mass on your body. This can wreak havoc upon your joints, as the human body is engineered only to cushion so much weight. The reason bulking up can be dangerous is the fact that muscle is more dense than fat. This added weight will add pressure upon your joints, which'll greatly accelerate the wear they experience if you add too much weight. The first signs of too much muscle will often develop in the knees due to the way they wear. The pain may develop to a point where it precludes you from further exercise. If you intend to remain mobile, then make sure you keep a close watch on just how much muscle you add to your body. Remember that it's possible to be overweight with a low body fat percentage. Immediate Injuries Pain isn't always a good thing to experience after you exercise, though most body builders will associate it with gains. When you try to add muscle to your body, you may injure your joints. You may rupture discs, tear tendons, and wreak havoc upon the softer tissues in your limbs. If you continue to damage the soft tissue in your body, these immediate injuries can develop into chronic ones. Chronic Injuries While adding muscle to your body can generally be viewed as a beneficial thing, how you go about it may not be. It's possible to develop chronic injuries in the joints, tendons, and even muscles themselves if you perform the wrong types of exercises or work at too high of an intensity level. You can even break bones or have a heart attack from trying to build too much muscle in too quick of a period. Bad Nutrition Your body needs more than whey and oats to survive. You need a balanced diet to ensure that your eyes, heart, kidneys, liver, and pancreas continue to operate at optimal levels. When people try to bulk up quickly, they may cut everything but muscle-building protein from their diets. This can have dire consequences, especially when this occurs over a prolonged period of time. When it comes to nourishing your joints, improper nutrition can lead to an expedited deterioration of them. This can lead to chronic pain, decreased performance and other problems. A Healthy Weight With or Without Muscle Anything in too great of a concentration can be unhealthy, which includes muscle on your body. Too much muscle on your body can make you experience the same health conditions that any other type of overweight individual would experience. Keep a mindful eye on your weight, take the time to perform your exercises properly, and focus on getting the nutrition your body needs. Becoming healthier through exercise doesn't mean you need to be burly and muscular. Some of the healthiest individuals and athletes had smaller frames with only a moderate amount of highly-trained muscle. Their athletic prowess was thanks to how they used their bodies, not how muscular their bodies were.