Take note of these simple tips to returning to training routine and getting back into the habit of exercise and working out.
Getting back into your routines after being on holiday
Even if we’ve exercised or maintained a certain level of activity during the summer, we always change from our usual routine and end up incorporating others that we don’t normally do.
But once this period is over, it’s time to focus again on reintegrating exercise into the weekly agenda.
How do we do that?
Ideally, and to make it easier, it’s best to go to a gym and/or have a personal trainer assess your current state of fitness, adjusting an appropriate and individualised training programme to your condition.
It’s the easiest way to resume activity properly.
Recommendations for returning to training
The first thing to keep in mind is that you need a general adaptation period of approximately 3-4 weeks to regain optimal cardio-respiratory and general strength levels.
Set a minimum of weekly sessions that you can safely follow, for example 3 or 4 days a week.
Remember that in the first few weeks back training, the main objective is to get back into shape by avoiding fatigue, stress and excess muscle damage.
Start with lower intensities/volumes and gradually increase in the following weeks.
Keep in mind that changes require a minimum adaptation time and setting a goal to train every day can be difficult after a period of reduced activity, and can lead to frustration if you don’t do it every day.
Less is more.
How do you return to your best sporting level?
If your workouts during the holidays decreased in frequency or stopped, it’s normal that your fitness levels will much lower than before the holidays.
Set a simple and realistic first short-term goal (4-6 weeks): regain your fitness level and establish the habit of weekly training.
This way, you’ll gradually adapt to training again without becoming fatigued, and it will make the return to training more bearable.
Adapt your sessions
Going too fast can bring negative consequences and muscle overloads.
Do at least 2 strength training sessions per week.
The best way to resume training routines is to perform Full Body sessions that allow you to do a more global and complete job before moving on to more specific and demanding workouts.
You can complete your weekly training plan with a session of HIIT-type high-intensity cardiovascular training in addition to a smoother mobility workout to restore the functionality of your structures.
Pay attention to what you eat and how you sleep
Nutrition will play an important role in improving your muscle mass and maintaining energy levels during this period of getting back into your workout routine.
Try including protein in every meal you eat.
If we want to get back to fitness faster and better, don’t forget to rest between sessions: the first month you can train on alternate days, resting in between.
Our mission is to regain sleep schedules, avoiding staying up all night.
Don’t forget to warm up for your sessions
Warm-ups should be part of every training session.
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