For some people going to gym is a part of routine and does not require much effort however for others it can be the most gruelling task completed all day. In fact, many people think that attending the gym deserves a reward and whilst it is a great achievement turning up you may be unconsciously ruining all of your hard work in the hours afterwards. Here is what you shouldn’t do after a gym visit…
Staying in your gym clothes
Working out causes a lot of bacteria to cling to your clothing which is why it is vital to take off the clothing as soon as you possibly can. Even if you know that you wont shower until later on it is still recommended that you take the clothes off and put something loose on.
Speaking of bacteria, sweat clings to your body after a particularly gruelling work out which is why it is important to jump in the shower as quick as you can. In fact, this is the reason why many gyms come equipped with a shower. Washing off this sweat and bacteria helps prevent irritation and spots.
Eating the wrong food
It is important to refuel your body after going to the gym however you should eat the right foods. It is always best to consume some kind of lean protein source after the gym as this helps your muscles refuel and is the most filling macronutrient. Eating pizza will only undo all your hard work!
Not relaxing correctly
Whilst you shouldn’t become a couch potato after the gym it is important to make sure that you are getting the correct amount of rest so that your body can recover from the tough exercise you put it through.
Here at Fitness Training Solutions we know how gruelling it can be to complete a difficult gym session and personal trainers are known to be very tough in order to get you the results you want. In order to ensure that you are making sensible choices and maximising your progress it is wise to follow these rules. To find out more information about our range of gym instructor courses get in contact with a member of the team today!