Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Don't work out every day

As I have written in other posts, it is important to rest your muscles, especially major ones, for a day after you work them out. Other muscles, such as abdominal muscles, are used all of the time, so it is important to rest several days a week. Working out four days a week or every other day is ideal. Consult your personal trainer. Write a comment and I can consult you over the Internet for a fee.

It is also good mentally to give it a rest. If you love a certain food or the movies, you don't eat it or go every day. Your body's metabolism will be sped up from working out. How much partially depends on your genetics. But if you work out every day, your metabolism will plateau. Your body will get used to it. So "trick" your body and achieve better results by giving it a rest.

Here is a recent New York Times article on this topic:

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