Weight Lifting Tips For Beginners 5

Weight Lifting Tips For Beginners 5

Rest Days

 

Another really important thing to remember when exercising is actually to take time off to not exercise. This is because the process of muscle building actually involves breaking them down first. It’s like with scar tissue, as in when your body gets hurt it breaks a little, but then scar tissue builds up, and ends up being thicker and stronger afterwards. It’s why boxers and professional fighters have big old lumpy knuckles; each time the knuckle gets hurt, it heals bigger and better, only to a certain degree of course.

The same goes for your muscles, and when you work out, that burn you feel as well as the soreness afterwards, is actually due to little tears occurring in your muscles. These tears then heal and grow back bigger and stronger, which is essentially the process of muscle growth. The thing to remember is that without adequate resting time, the muscles can never fully heal, and you are actually breaking them down. You need to take at least 1 day per week to rest in order for your body to be able to fully replenish and for your muscles to heal enough to actually grow and get stronger; you can’t constantly beat your muscles down.