Consistency in physical exercise always translates to gains.

Jul 28th 2015 at 9:54 PM

You have often been told by fitness experts, trainers and doctors that exercise is good for your body. Even with this knowledge, a lot of people enrol into a gym only to quit after a few weeks because they don’t like what they see in the mirror. This tendency to give up on an exercise regimen stems from lack of understanding of how exercise works. The human body is quite complex. For this reason, your body will not experience immediate gains when you start working out. A lot of changes happen in your body, but mostly chemically, when you begin to work out.

Sayfor instance you have started working out at one of the boxing gyms in Sydney. The first thing you should be prepared for is for your breath to run out fast and your pulse to get high. You should not be worried about this. Your body will respond to sudden physical exertion by increasing your heart rate and causing heavy breathing. It’s important to work out with a heart rate monitor especially if you are overweight so that you keep your heart rate within safe levels. If you stick to your workout routine, you will notice that the exercise routines are getting easier and that you are not running out of breath as much. This is a sign that your body is adapting to physical exertion.

As your muscle definition changes, you start utilising oxygen a lot more efficiently and this lowers your heart rate. Body muscles can change in different ways depending on how you exercise them. For instance, in your legs, you have slow-twitch muscles, which help you to endure long durations of exercise and fast-twitch muscles, which aid your body during short bursts of high-intensity exertion. An exercise routine that’s about endurance will therefore build your slow-twitch muscles more than fast-twitch muscles. This way, your muscles can go for longer periods of time without getting fatigued.

The first few weeks, you will also experience muscle pain and soreness. This is the result of ‘muscle damage’. Your muscle gets damaged when you start to work out. As the soreness ebbs off, this is a sign that the muscle is healing. The healing process is also a strengthening process. Do not avoid going back to the gym due to soreness. If you go back to your couch potato habits for a few days and wait for the soreness to disappear before you go back to the gym, you will have negated any gains you got from your first day. However, if you find yourself in a lot of pain after a workout, it could be a sign that you have a severe workout injury. To prevent workout injuries, take advantage of boxing gyms in Sydney as they have expert trainers who will train you on form and technique to minimise injuries. Remember, no pain, means no gain. Therefore, keep consistent and you will reap a lot of gains.

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