Muscle recovery and rest are critical components of any successful workout or training program. Sometimes muscle recovery can be an uncomfortable and time consuming process. People may not be aware that there is difference between muscle recovery and rest or how to properly implement them, rest is the easiest to understand and implement. However muscle recovery refers to techniques and actions taken to maximize your body’s repair. We are going to discuss about the importance of muscle recovery options after any training program.
Why do you need muscle recovery?
The famous American College of Sports Medicine or ACSM suggests that one should get at least two and a half hours of moderate intensity cardio work out training session per week. One can achieve this only through spending half an hour to one hour working out moderately for 5 or 6 days per week .In case of strength training program, American College of Sports Medicine recommendations suggest that each major muscle group of our body should go through it for two or three days per week and leave them to rest for at least two days for proper muscle recovery between each training session.
Symptoms of excessive training often occur due to lack of sufficient recovery time. Signs of excessive training include a feeling of general staleness, malaise, decreased performance, depression and increased risk of injury.
Inadequate rest for recovery may also lead to over-training related syndrome like “they may experience some harmful side effects including fatigue, decreased performance, altered hormonal states, reproductive disorders, poor sleeping patterns, decreased immunity, mood swings and loss of appetite.” Which commonly takes place in fitness enthusiasts that train beyond their body's ability to recover, says Crystal Reeves, the co-owner of MadSweat and also a “NASM” certified master level trainer.
During post workout recovery time your body adapts to the stress of all your workout or training program and the real training effect takes place. It also allows your body to repair damaged muscle tissues and replenish energy stores back again. Exercise or any other physical activity causes certain changes in the body such as the depletion of energy stores –(known as muscle glycogen) and muscle tissue breakdown and as well as muscle fluid loss.
During muscle recovery time these stores get replenished and it also allows muscle tissue repair work to take place. Remember sufficient time is needed to repair and replenish the energy stores, or else the body will continue to breakdown from intensive exercise.
Sometimes after a solid workout you may wake up after 2 or 3 days and suddenly you realize that you are walking like an old man for the pain in your body.
This kind of body pain is pretty common among people who love to workout, but now you don’t have to worry about it as you have a very affordable secret weapon to fight against post workout muscle soreness, Comfee. Normally, Comfee sends small amounts of electrical impulse which causes stimulation through your body, just enough to help your muscles relax. It is easy to use and these devices are small portable design that allows you to utilize it anywhere at anytime, according to your own choice. The faster you can recover, the better you feel.