There’s a mainstream belief that in order to “be healthy and strong” you need to be pushing yourself to the max in every workout, leaving the gym completely drained, and every muscle shouting…
And it likely is doing more harm than good.
When we workout super hard every day, we don’t give our bodies the break they need. Our bodies need time to rest and get stronger. Going all out every day can make us tired, can cause injuries, and we might even lose muscle.
So, how can we make our workouts better without pushing our bodies too far? Here are some simple tips:
1. Get a Coach:
A good coach can show you the right way to work out and help you find a balanced routine that’s just right for you.
2. Take Breaks:
Rest days are super important. Make sure to have at least 1-2 days a week where you relax or do really light activities.
3. Mix It Up:
Every workout doesn’t have to be hardcore. Some days can be lighter with easier cardio or stretching exercises.
4. Listen to Your Body:
If you’re feeling super tired or have aches and pains that won’t go away, it might be time to turn it down a notch for a bit. Hint: aches and pains feel better with movement, you just have to careful of the intensity of the movement.
5. Eat Right and Drink Water:
Eating healthy and staying hydrated is just as important as exercising, especially on days you work out.
6. Stay Stress-Free:
Keeping stress in check with things like meditation can help you stay focused and do better in your workouts.
Think of your body like a car. If you push it too hard every day, it’ll break down. In the same way, pushing too hard in the gym can make you tired and weak, and you might even get hurt. It’ll take you away from your fitness goals.
Now that you know how to treat your body right, why not start today? Book a free intro at Penance Gym to get advice that’s tailored just for you. Click the link below and step into a smarter, lasting fitness journey.