Exercise Advice - Make Sure To Rest For Growth
of the best pieces of exercise advice is to make sure you know that
your muscles grow when your resting not training. That's right,
you don't actually get bigger and stronger when you're in the gym.
Its what you do after your workout that's the real key to muscle
growth. If you don't let your muscles recover correctly, you're
body will become over trained and it will be in a state of constent
"catch up". This is far from the ideal state that you
want your body in. What you want is to truly prime your body for
your next workout and give it enough rest and recuperation to fully
optimize your training.
The worst thing you can do is over train your body. This will lead
to muscle atrophy (breaking down muscle) and you may experience
the flu because of this. When you train, make sure to limit your
resistance training sessions to 45 minutes max. Your body's testosterone
levels start decreasing after about 45 minutes, so anytime after
this length and you're really just wasting your time. Focus on hitting
it with a high level of intensity for 45 minutes and get out of
there. Take care of business and start your recuperation. When you
get back from your workout, you might also try sitting in a jacuzzi
or sauna to really relax and let your muscles recover. Rest is extremely
important when training hard, so make sure to take the time to recover
and grow from your training sessions.
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