When you are working out, your adrenaline is pumping and you just want to go on and on. Generally, people who work out to build muscles and even lose weight go all in, i.e. they work out on a daily basis. They feel that if they take a break, they will lose the momentum and eventually won’t be able to resume the workouts with the same intensity as they were doing before. However, this is not the right way to go about it. Experts’ state you need to allot time for muscle recovery if you want your workout to deliver the results you are looking for.
The thing with working out is that it’s not just about the adrenaline. You need energy and lots of it to power through. Otherwise, you won’t be able to keep up anyway and eventually lose the motivation to work out. Moreover, if you don’t give time to your muscles for recovery, you can end up overtraining.
Overtraining is a common phenomenon among bodybuilders today. In fact, some so-called experts also suggest that you should keep going when you are ‘in the zone’ so you can achieve maximum results. However, you should know better than to believe them.
Muscle recovery is crucial because your muscles undergo a lot of stress and strain when you work out. If you don’t give them sufficient time to recover, there is a risk of injury. You could end up tearing a muscle, even if you are not working out at maximum intensity. If you get injured, you won’t be able to work out anyway, which is why it is better to be cautious than put your health and wellbeing at risk just to achieve the body of your dreams. In addition, if your body is not well rested, you will face problems with coordination. This further increases the risk of injury.
You also need to understand how a workout affects your muscles. Your muscles are engaged when you are performing the exercises, but the effects take some time to show. Your body is in recovery mode for some time and if you start working out again, the strain and stress increases. Instead of building muscle, you are putting yourself at risk of muscle injuries. Therefore, it is crucial that you understand the importance of adequate muscle recovery between workouts so that you can achieve the goals you have set for yourself.