You don’t get fitter in the gym, but outside of it you do. That’s not a statement design to confuse you, it’s scientific fact. During our workouts what is happening is the breaking down or cells. Our muscles are suffering tiny little tears, which is what we need in order to shock our bodies into becoming stronger. When the body senses this, it begins to make repairs and make our bodies stronger in the process. This happen outside the gym, while we rest and or sleep. What we eat is just as important as our workouts. The workout itself is purely to hurt our body so it can get shocked and start a process of making sure that next time something similar happens again, it will be ready. So you don’t get fitter while you workout, but outside and away from your workouts you do. What could aid you in this?
Get to bed!
You only truly begin to heal when you’re sleeping. The body can begin to replenish damaged muscle tissue with nutrients and protein but the real healing process begins when you’re in REM sleep. REM sleep is when the brain will activate chemicals that send signals to the body to begin releasing different cells to go to the places in your body that are damaged. An increase supply of white blood cells will also be launched and they will travel to wherever they can find damage. The only way you can get the most benefits from your workouts is to get to bed on time. You really do need 8 hours of sleep every single night. Not 5, 6 or 7 but 8!
Scraping away the old
When your workout, little tiny microscopic tears are formed. This means that little but little, an area will have old and dead cells clustering around a tear which will eventually heal. If this is allowed to happen, scar tissue can form which is a very hard wall that stops proper blood flow and also slows down repair. If you take a sports massage course such as Dave Taylor Training you’ll get the inside knowledge of this profession and since it is sports deep tissue massage it can be called a hidden artform. The techniques you’ll learn will allow you to scrape away the old cells from an area and allow fresh new blood cells to come in and rejuvenate your body. Professional athletes will pay huge sums of money to such professionals that can aid their body in faster and more efficient recovery so take this knowledge seriously.
It’s sound like a completely obvious thing, but eating healthy is far tougher than you might think. It’s one thing to workout but to make sure that for 3 or 4 meals throughout the day you are make sure to limit carbs and increase fruit and vegetable intake takes a lot of willpower.
Get the sleep you need to recover properly, and this means getting into a REM sleep phase. Learn about how you can utilize deep tissue massage for yourself and how it might be able to wash away the old unhealthy cells to flush in the new blood.
There’s some really useful information here x
These are some great tips!
This is really useful information for anyone serious in the gym.
I rarely, if ever, get restorative sleep. So no matter how much I sleep I never feel rested or refreshed. I actually have an S+ Plus by ResMed that monitors your sleep and breathing, so I can always see just how much sleep I’ve actually had, plus what type. 😀
Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip
Great tips here. Sleep and a good diet is key.
I’m always trying to make sure I get enough sleep!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
I never knew this so this is very interesting!
I really need to work on the eating healthy bit of going to the gym!x