How much is too much as far as intensity is concerned? For example, I may be able to bench 300 pounds, but is that necessarily good for my skeletal/muscular structure? I know that bones will break and muscles will tear if I even attempted 500 pounds, 400...maybe 350 pounds on a given exercise.
My question is how do I find this limit without destroying my basic structure? Shouldn't there be an upper limit to how much force my muscles can output before ripping off of my bones? If so, how do I find that upper limit for each exercise (i.e. deadlifts, squats, bicep curls, etc.)?
Can I just continue to gain strength and size without any repercussions? How much is too much?
That a strength athlete wants to be as strong as possible, is obvious. But, me, I'm just a 5'11" 183-pound dude that wants to be healthy. Sure, strength is awesome, but I don't want to exceed my structural limits - long-term health is the key.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated and i hope y'all had a great 4th of July.