Most people are unaware when to exactly rest your muscles. You want to workout all the time without any rest, because you feel as though maybe you will fall behind.
The truth is you should be giving your muscles a lot of rest throughout the week. If you don’t, they can not recover and thus not build up the way you want it to.
There are many different ways you can rest your muscles and build them back up to actually be stronger. Let me go over a few of them now so you have a good idea.
1. Rest. Yes, this sounds ridiculously easy, but most people actually overlook sleeping when they are lifting. Not just sleeping, but sleeping properly for the right amount of time. If you are running on a few hours of sleep every night, you will not get the right muscle build you want.
2. One day on, one day off. For the most part, you should stay away from working out a particular muscle every single day. If you are doing light work that is ok, but if you are heavy lifting or something similar you should go every other day with a muscle group. When you lift, your muscle actually gets a bit weaker, so you need to let it recover the following day before trying to build muscle up again.
3. Eat properly. Another thing that sounds easy, but it really isn’t. Eating the right way is a must if you are serious about getting a great looking body. You need to focus less on the processed foods that might taste good, and instead eat more natural foods such as meats, vegetables and fruits. You can also include supplements and things like that if you are confident in what you are putting into your body.
The important thing is to not go all out all the time on your muscles. Obviously you want results, but it is a marathon, not a sprint. Take a deep breathe, and get back to work. Just don’t go crazy.