By Amanda Morgan
Going to the gym is both a mental and physical struggle at times. After an intense workout it can be easy to move on with the day and feel satisfied in knowing that the workout is completed. However, what a person does after a workout is equally as important as the workout itself. Proper care of the body post-workout may promote better results at the gym and better recovery after pushing one’s body to its limits. When people neglect their bodies after a workout they find that they are not getting the results they expected. Read this article to learn nine ways to maximize the exercise you do after you are done with the workout.
The more exercise the better, right? Studies have shown that workout are more efficient when the body is given time to recuperate from strenuous exercises. When the body is overworked, people experience a decreased performance in future workouts. If muscles are not given a proper recovery period, they have no time to strengthen. A noticeable increase in muscle size and strength actually occurs in the days following a workout and not during the fitness routine. Recuperation time varies between people; some people do best with four days on and three days off while others can handle six days on and one day off. The amount of resting time depends on a person’s body and their muscle strength. A clear sign that a person needs to take a day to rest is when they notice that their performance is diminishing and they are tiring easily.
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