Working Out: Tip of the Day

25 Feb

REST IS ESSENTIAL!

It is essential to rest after a strength-training workout – to increase progress and for injury prevention. During this recovery period, muscles rebuild themselves and develop higher levels of strength. An adequate time to rest each muscle group is 48-72 hours between workouts.

I know when we are motivated we don’t want to lose days in between in fear that we might fall out of the routine. So to keep the ball rolling, so to speak, work out different muscle groups each day.

Day 1 – Focus on Upper Body
Day 2 – Focus on Lower Body
Day 3- Focus on your core
Remember to always warm up your body with cardio before rigorous exercises and to stretch out your muscles afterwards, increases the results and reduces the pain 🙂

enjoy!

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One Response to “Working Out: Tip of the Day”

  1. Jerlyn March 2, 2009 at 7:11 PM #

    It’s a good idea to focus on your core whether your are focusing on your lower or upper body. Breathing correctly helps that.

    So, It’s a good idea to alternate days for upper and lower and rest for a couple days. The body seems to do well with just 1/2 hour work-out daily.

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