In this article we will go over some of the reasons why and how to put into practice your exercise recovery time. It is an important measure to take when it comes to modern body building workouts and of course muscle growth.
Working with the utmost intensity is an important step to building strength and muscle in any of your personal training. Also the time it takes each muscle group to recover from intense training is just as essential to weight training and sometimes overlooked.
Why do my muscles need to recover? : While your muscle tissue is recovering from being literally damaged by the intense resistance that you have put upon it, this workout activates muscle growth called muscle hypertrophy, which is essential to all modern body building workouts.
How long does it take to repair? : To save at being too technical, the recovery process starts at the cellular level where amino acids are bound together and result in the muscle fiber to grow. This process, uninterrupted and at complete rest, may take anywhere from three to seven days. This does not mean that you have to wait seven days before working the same muscle group. If you want growth results from your workouts then three to five days of rest for any particular muscle group would be adequate, where waiting seven days would be more of a muscle maintenance or strength building program.
Can I workout my other muscle groups without disrupting the recovery process? : Yes, your recovering muscles are capable of assisting with the training of your other muscles so long as the exercise you are performing is not directly aimed at or somehow included at working that specific group. Remember just assisting with the exercise.
Implementing a split training program to work each of the body parts on separate days is key to most body building workouts at intervals as not to interrupt the recovery phase too much. This plan along with other essential tips can sky rocket your male or female body building program.