What happens when you think your workout will make you feel good, but you’re going to feel worse than ever after starting a training program? You stop quitting because you think it’s not worth the whole deterioration. The truth is if you want your body to look and feel better, spend some time being wounded first. It took a long time to accumulate all the excess body fat, and it won’t come without a fight!
If you start a weight loss and an exercise program that knows you have to tolerate some pain right off the bat, chances are you will not only be able to prepare better but you will also continue to succeed. If you expect, plan and take the right steps, you can minimize your tenderness.
It is normal to get excited about your first training day. Views of you who bend those muscles on the beach, probably dance in your head. This is great, but keep your head in the game and out of the clouds. You’re not going to get that way tomorrow or the next day. Lifting too much or running too fast can end up delaying the program while restoring if it doesn’t burn you out completely. Start slowly. The next day, pressure a little harder. The next day, a little harder still. Lighting into a program is the best way to anticipate tenderness and smooth progress.
A little tenderness means that you have started something that is good for you. While it is always troublesome, know that it is only temporary and that it is an important step along the path to training goals. Think of it as hurting in a good way. A great way, though. When you work through the pain, you become better than before.
The more you exercise, the better you have to eat. The better you eat, the less you will be. Most people think that since you burn calories with exercise, you can eat as much garbage as you like. Not true if you want to stay healthy. Why? Because trash does not burn your muscles properly. This is especially true if you are trying to lose weight. If you eat donuts for breakfast, switch to a soy-based protein shake. What you eat is always important.
I was a chronic asthmatic all my life and I couldn’t train. I would have given something for the chance to be sore from exercise! It wasn’t until I started changing my eating habits that my body started to work properly. People told me I could never train, but fortunately, I didn’t buy their story. I can’t stress this enough. The better your fuel selection is, the better your body will be able to perform. It’s just like a car.
Stretching the muscles before and after exercise will help increase recovery time and eliminate the risk of damaging the body. Simple movements and stretches both at night before bed and on the first-morning help the blood to circulate better and also improve recovery time. When a friend of mine ran for high school, his team ran before and after each workout. In his five-year career, he had little tenderness and no injuries.
Nothing circulates blood around like ice. If you’ve ever seen a storage interview following a sporting event, you probably noticed that many athletes were ice-forming parts of the body. This is because it is a good recovery aid. Almost all injuries heal faster when the ice is applied. And tenderness is basically a tear in the muscle tissue. These are needed to become stronger and heal faster if you go ice.
What do you mean by exercise? Is not this how you felt tenderness in the first place? Yes! But here’s the trick. More exercise is the last thing you feel like doing when you are sore, but exercise promotes circulation. Being sedentary while you are in pain is worse than exercising, as long as you remember not exercising much. It’s a good excuse to be a little active since you do what is called a “recovery exercise”.
Use the above steps when you start a weight loss program or simply stay healthier. You will find that the recovery of tenderness is not so much an obstacle to overcome, but a part of the wellness process for which you can be prepared. Nothing in life comes easy. It took a long time to get all that weight, and it will not be easy with a magic pill or the latest training device. Learn how to overcome small obstacles one day at a time so that you can not only lose weight but also keep it well.