It’s a great thing to work on your body and muscles. In actuality, it’s important to keep those muscles working and stretching. Not only does it keep them healthy, but it also equalizes optimum blood flow to all parts of the body. Hence overall, ensuring a fresher look, a refreshed.
Sometimes though, we humans get overly motivated. Especially when it’s just a week before the official advent of summer. We go to the gym or park or seashore and start exercising like crazy. Running as if running for our lives on a running track. Upsetting news is… it’s all in vain. All that extreme running and exercising in hopes of Better shape is going to do nothing. Nothing more than give you a lifetime experience of sweating and panting.
There’s a thing called giving your muscles time to recover. If the muscles are not allowed to recover, they will just keep working under increasingly greater stress. This, instead of making things better, makes them worse. Despite the increased acidity of the blood, extremely increased heart rate and blood pressure, this will also cause your muscles to deteriorate instead of growth. Overly stressing the muscles behind their ability increases the chances of Rhabdomyolysis. A condition in which the muscles tear apart.
In Rhabdomyolysis, the muscles tear apart and release many harmful and unwanted chemicals in the bloodstream. Creatine phosphate, the muscles energy reservoir, otherwise harmful when in excess in the blood, is an example. The unwanted substances can cause enough damage to your body for the initiation of dialysis. Also, over a month of hospitalization too.
Resting and giving muscles time to recover is important. Working on unstressed muscle is like trying to figure out the answer to a 10 steps math problem just by looking at it.
Give your muscles some time to recover. At least 5 hours if you’re in a hurry. Resting has a ladder style significance. Once the muscles have recovered. You can work on the now a little more developed muscles again. Give them some more time to recover and develop in response to stress. Work on a little more developed again. And keep this pace. Stressing them periodically. Allowing them to develop under stress. Stressing them some more. Allowing more development. And so on.
That, my dear, is the correct way of executing a crash course exercise.