TIPS ON HOW TO GET BACK ON TRACK AFTER A LONG BREAK OF EXERCISE
1. Give yourself time
Without a doubt, you know your terrain well, but we still want you to take it slow. Not many might know, but even an inactive week can bring down your performance levels, according to a study published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. So, give your muscles a week or ten days time to get back in action. Opt for low-intensity exercises to stimulate your muscles.
2. Get your vitals checked
Getting your BMI, sugar, BP, and bone health checked is very important, so that you can understand the kind of routine you must opt for.
3. Don’t hop on to where you left
The above study also stated that if you stay inactive for two weeks or more, then you might end up losing muscle strength. So, if you start from where you had left, you might end up straining your muscles, which will further lead to loss of muscle mass and soreness.
4. Start with a holistic approach
For a week or so, do body weight exercises instead of lifting weights. You can include stretches, yoga poses for beginners, skipping, walking, etc.