It’s Not Just About How Much You’re Working Out. It’s How You’re Working Out That Matters. : ThyBlackMan

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It’s Not Just About How Much You’re Working Out. It’s How You’re Working Out That Matters.

June 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.comWhen people are trying to get in shape or stay fit, they often focus quite heavily on how much they’re working out. The assumption is that, if you’re not seeing results then you must not be working out often enough. In reality, this is totally false. Sure, if you never do any exercise then you shouldn’t really be all that surprised that you’re not seeing any results. But working out every single day without fail can actually be just as dangerous as not working out at all. Not only will you not see the results you want but you could end up injuring yourself as well. Instead, you should be focusing on how you’re working out. The way in which you work out can have just as much of an impact on the results that you see as how often you’re doing it.

Resting

The biggest mistake that many people make is that they assume they need to work out everything single day in order to see the benefits. In fact, the opposite is true. If you hit the gym every day, then you’re less likely to see results than if you had days dedicated to rest. This is because you actually build muscle during the periods that you’re resting, rather than while you’re working out. Make sure that you have days where you keep any strenuous physical activity to a minimum. Hey, at least you have an excuse to stay in bed all day.

The right equipment

The right equipment isn’t going to suddenly turn out into some kind of muscle-bound Adonis, but it can make a lot of difference to the impact that your workouts have. Whether it’s compression socks to keep the blood flowing in your legs while you run or the right shoes that stop the impact of your workout affecting your joints, the right workout gear can keep your body safe even under a lot of strain and pressure. A lot of injuries could be prevented if people made an effort to actually get the right equipment and use it properly. The same goes with things like lifting weights. Specialized weights are designed to be evenly distributed which reduces the risk of too much strain on one side of your body.

Consistency

A lot of people go to the gym regularly, but they do a little bit of this, then a little bit of that, never really committing to anything, then they wonder why they aren’t getting anywhere. If you want to see genuine results, then you’ve got to be consistent with your workouts. Sure, it’s important to mix things up every now and then so you don’t get bored. But if you’re hopping from one machine to the next after a couple of reps and never really breaking a sweat, then you’re never going to get anything out of your workouts. Pick a routine that will help you achieve the body that you want and stick to it rather than flip-flopping around to different styles of workout every time.

Staff Writer; Steve Poole


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