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Recovery after Working Out

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It's only after you've completed your workout that your muscle tissues begin the rebuilding process.

To allow that process to unfold properly, give your body adequate downtime in between workouts.

Recovery after working out As a beginner, don't lift more than three or four times a week, never work the same muscle group on consecutive days, and never train a muscle group that's still sore from a prior workout.

For optimal results, you also need to maintain a proper nutrition program that includes healthy food, and calls for five or six nutrient packed small meals a day (four, at minimum).

Finally, you need to get enough shut-eye - at least eight hours of it. Adequate sleep keeps you mentally and physically sharp for your workouts, and the act of slumber itself accommodates the release of growth-inducing hormones.

See also: Tips on Working Out

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