When we workout, we often feel sore the next day. The reason is that we have shocked our body and muscles in workout and they are taking time to grow.
Growth of muscles happens in three phases.
One when we do our workouts. Second phase is the nutrition phase which builds our muscles. The good nutrients we eat help our muscles to grow. The third and most important part of muscle growth is rest. We need to make sure that we rest at least for 8 hours every night. If you workout hard and heavy and you don’t sleep for 8 hours, you will feel drowsy during the day time and it is will also hamper your muscle growth.
The faster we recuperate from workouts, the better it will be for us.
The reason is that you want to feel strong when you go to the gym. You don’t want to feel lethargic when you step in to the gym. It is also good to follow a workout routine which also has some rest days in it. I have a made a workout routine for busy people. You can check it out. It’s in another post. J
Resting can be difficult for lot of people because nowadays everyone has a busy lifestyle but you have to work something out. You can also take a nap in between your work because that helps also.
It’s always good to workout for 2 days and then take the 3rd day off and then continue the cycle again. This is followed by lot of top bodybuilders and I have read this in lot of bodybuilding magazines.
This makes sense when you are doing a job or can’t go continuously to the gym.
In old school bodybuilding, people used to work out for six days and then rest for one day. That is practical if you are doing bodybuilding full time. But it is not true for people who just want to be healthy and workout.
The best thing that you can do is sleep for 7 to 8 hours every day. This will help you to build muscles and also recuperate completely.
The second thing that you can do is that consume some post workout recovery supplements. There are many in the market and I would like to suggest taking some glutamine because it helps a lot when you are going to do some intense workouts.