You know those days after a hard workout at the gym that just make you want to give it all up and curl up on your couch for the rest of the week? It turns out that they are one of the major reasons behind quitting workouts all together, so having a plan for dealing with the pain will be great for your diet.
As most things in life, it takes a lot of work and dedication to achieve your goals of having a healthy and fit body, but no one says you should suffer all the time. Here are a few tips and tricks from the Teatox team, that will help you feel better after a long day of hard training, and will make you want to go on with your workout:
Avoid Making the Pain Worse
Although is it true what they say that the only way to get over your fear of working out and over the pain from your first day at the gym is to keep on going, be careful with taking on challenging tasks or heaving workouts. Your body needs a little adjustment period before you can commit to hard training again.
Stretching exercises are a must if you are planning on developing a lasting relationship with the gym and keeping your body healthy, but also come in handy if you need to relieve pain after a hard workout. You can do some light stretching exercises for the affected areas or massage the muscles that hurt, maybe even apply some ice.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water, the remedy for almost any problem that your body is having, from unhealthy looking skin to cellulite, also does wonders when it comes to dealing with after workout pain. Make sure you drink plenty of water, and also eat more carbohydrates and less fats, to give your muscles that much needed fuel.
Improve Your Sleeping Routine
There is no way you are going to get better if you only sleep a few hours a night, no matter how much rest you are having in front of the TV. Even 30 minutes of sleep can have a therapeutic effect, especially in the days you are working out, so make sure you are well-rested. Anything less than eight hours of sleep will not help you get better.
The Ten Percent Rule
The internet is full of workout tips, tricks or rules; there are books about how it is best to do your training, and on TV you see someone everyday willing to help you out; but the most important thing to remember from all this information is the ten percent rule. Whenever you start a new physical activity, increase the duration and intensity with a maximum of 10% per week. This little golden rule will help your body cope with the changes and become fitter and fitter. It will also save you a lot of pain from over training and give you the confidence you need to move on.
All in all, the most important thing to keep in mind when trying to stick to a workout routine is to not give up when faced with the first challenge. There will be others, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
Do you know any other solutions that have helped you to deal with the pains of a hard day at the gym? Share your success stories with us!