If you want to have a toned body... rest!
Because if you don't rest, your body will do it for you at any time, but before that it will send you signals such as cramps, fatigue, or small injuries.
So if you're getting any of these signals, it's time to take a break.
Without rest there is no toned body
When you don't rest from your workouts, you block your body's natural process to tone up.
I'll explain it to you quickly:
That's why if you don't take a break you're going to waste all the work and effort.
But if you do, you get the most out of your workouts because you have more energy, strength, focus, and stay focused.
Plus, you allow your immune system to work better and avoid overtraining when you understand that working out is NOT a drug you need on a daily basis.
How do you know if you are overtraining?
Too easy! If you feel exhausted, have fatigue, aches or injuries, you could be over the line.
You may also have nausea, a high heart rate, a cold, or even insomnia.
If this happens to you, listen to your body and analyze how you feel before, during and after your routines.
If you suffer an injury, stop dead and look for a specialist.
In case of inflammation or mild pain, help yourself with an ice bath and massage. A warm water bath with Epsom salts will also work for you because they contain magnesium and sulfate that will help relax your muscles and reduce cramps.
How much exercise should you do?
That depends on your goal, the level you are at and the type of physical activity you do.
The ideal is to seek advice from a professional trainer who will design a training session for you.
While you're at it, here are some reference tips.
On recovery days, your rest should be active, that is, you should do low-intensity exercises in a short time, but... without demanding too much.
Walk, bike, jog, or do yoga.
This will help you maintain performance, oxygenate tissues, decongest muscle, stimulate blood circulation and joints and one of the most important things! Keep metabolism active.
Performing stretching sessions brings you many benefits that I explain in the video Sculpt your body with exercises that reduce weight and measurements, while keeping your muscle mass intact .
Resting is just one of the steps that will help you achieve that firm muscle mass you so desire.
If you want incredible results, in addition to resting you should also:
- Choosing the right training style for YOUR body and lifestyle.
- Train responsibly and with great desire.
- Eat well, especially during the 60 minutes after finishing your workout.
- Hydrate to recover the fluids you lose with exercise.
- Lean on supplementation if you want to recover faster. At Evolution Advance you can find super effective formulas like Electrolyte Max and Creatine .
- Meditate to balance your mind and reduce the anxiety caused by reaching your goal.
Take your time to rest!