Many people are sporty, but then there comes a time when they cannot do sport. Here you can find out what you have to consider in order to get back to work.
There are many reasons why you cannot exercise for a while. Maybe an injury throws us back, you’ve had a child, or there is no time to run out of work. Often, however, there are also very banal reasons that mark the beginning of a long break in sport, such as B. a bad weather period or just laziness. Sometimes routines break down faster than you think.
Whether it is an unintended forced break, a break due to laziness or whatever – the fact is that the body breaks down during the non-training period. He adapts to the circumstances. If he is asked, he takes appropriate measures; the performance increases. If it is not required, it dismantles. Unfortunately, muscles break down four times faster than they build up.
So that getting back into the job is not that difficult, here are our tips:
It starts with motivation
Often the hardest part is to find motivation again. This is a problem, especially if it wasn’t a compulsory break. The first workout can feel like you’ve never moved. The inventory does not read positively either: endurance – continue, strength – away, mobility – no longer available. Now it’s important to be motivated and still train. The body simply needs some time to get used to the stress again.
A good reason In
order for the motivation to last in the long term, a good reason is a stable foundation. Why do you want to start exercising again? Also, set yourself a goal to work towards. It is important that it is challenging but realistic.
Take it easy
Take it easy. You don’t get to the old level after just one or two training sessions. The body adapts, but it takes time for that. So be patient, listen to your body and slowly increase the intensity. You will soon have reached your old level again.
If you approach it too quickly, negative experiences will arise. This has a negative effect on motivation.
The Right Sport
Start with the sport that you enjoy most. That helps the motivation on the jumps. If you haven’t found these yet, try lots of different things. The range of possible sports activities has never been greater than it is today.
Reserve time Take time for your training. A good division helps to protect the training units from a breakdown in everyday life.
No matter how much fun you have in a sport, at some point you will get motivational wear and tear if you only ever use one training method. The body gets used to the stress, the optimal training progress is no longer achieved, one stagnates. Other impulses bring a breath of fresh air. So try out other sports from time to time or maybe switch between them regularly. This also helps to keep motivation high in the long term.
Did you train hard the day before? Congratulations. Give yourself a break today so that your body can regenerate. Tomorrow it goes on.
Finding a partner
It is easier to train with a partner because the training is mixed with a pinch of social pressure. This means that training units are more likely to be adhered to. After all, you don’t want to look stupid in front of your partner because you’re cancelling another unit.
Set a goal and break it down into milestones. Every time you hit a milestone there is a reward of your own choosing. These little rewards can work wonders and provide long-term motivation.
Your Vitalabo team wishes you lots of fun with your resumed training!