THIS JUST IN exercising leads to the break down of muscle tissue and the weaken fibers. Millions everywhere wonder why they are told to exercise. It turns out the first sentence is true, which partly leads me into the topic of discussion: The end of a workout isn’t really the end. In this short post, I am actually going to claim that the workout is the first/beginning part of achieving physical fitness.
Nutrition nutrition nutrition. I’m not going to get into particulars because different diets work for different people. When you work out your body is indeed breaking down and needs nutrients to rebuild. Breaking down your muscles and body tissues also trigger a sort of defense mechanism which tells your body to grow in tissue size and tone. This also requires more nutrients. However, this does not necessarily mean you need to eat more if you exercise as most of the time exercise is used to loose weight. If this is your goal, then what you take in becomes a much larger concern. You still need to eat, but you also need to trigger your body into using its stored energy in fat cells.
Secondly, your body needs sleep and rest. Now that you have exercised and properly input body with sustenance. You need to let your body do what it does best–repair and build. The best ways to help you body accomplish this to sleep and stretch.
Now for the million dollar question: How come, no matter what I do, I can’t do [insert here] and good as [insert name here]. The missing part of fitness that nobody wants to talk about is genetics. Unfortunately, people cannot just be build, like something out of a Tim Burton film, defying many laws of nature in the process. How well and the maximum efficiency/ability for you to do something is partly already decided for you. For example in the video link above it talks about myostatin and maximum muscle mass. Part of you success has already been written for you, for better or for worse. You can go about this two ways. You can let this be the end of your workout and fitness plan (an excuse) or you can accept it, use it at motivation and TRAIN ON.