When you give your muscles a chance to recuperate, you are giving them the opportunity to build and get stronger, which in turn helps burn more fat. It’s also an important step in avoiding injury like pulled muscles and strains. You can also alternate days with strength and weight training one day and cardio the next, or if your upper body is sore only work your legs the next day and vice versa as I said in the video clip. Just be careful not to overdo it. Pay attention to what your body is telling you!
A few more important things to remember to help with muscle soreness and recovery are:
1) Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of liquids after your workouts. Water is the best option.
2) Get your rest! I know in the trucking industry this is hard to do, but try your best to get enough sleep.
Stretch before and after your workouts. Doing so will help minimize injury and help in the recovery process. Stretching also promotes blood flow to your muscles.
So, stay focused and keep moving forward in your journey to getting fit and healthy, while keeping in mind how important rest & recuperation are in building strong, healthy muscles.
Keep the rubber side down, the shiny side up and make healthy choices!