Ok, let’s get real. How many days a week do you go to the gym? The List recently conducted a poll and found that 19.37% of people exercise five or more times per week, 22.51% exercise three days per week, 20% exercise two days per week, 11.17% exercise once per week, and 15% of those polled don’t bother exercising at all. Do you ever think about what happens to your body when you exercise seven days a week, for those ardent exercise aficionados who are in the 19.37% “five times or more per week” category? Is the exercise too strenuous?
You may be surprised by what we learned from Dr. Mike Bohl. To discover more, continue reading.
It’s possible to maintain your health and activity level by working out seven days a week.
According to Dr. Bohl, “It is not always a terrible idea to work out every day of the week; in fact, it may be a great approach to stay active and fit. However, it is crucial to prevent any overtraining and exercising the same muscle groups too often.” He adds, “It is suggested that you wait at least two days prior to exercising the same muscle group again. The muscles will have time to heal and rest as a result.” Therefore, keep doing what you are doing as long as you’re doing it correctly.
Exercising every day of the week has several positive effects.
If you exercise seven days a week, you may see an improvement in endurance. Jogging at a moderate speed for a certain period of time each day is one way to increase your endurance. As it starts to become simpler, you’ll be able to run further and/or faster. Be aware, nonetheless, that it makes sense to take a day off if your body hurts after one day of exercise.
If you love exercising often, you might plan your week so that each day is devoted to a distinct goal.
Dr. Bohl explains, “Working out consistently provides you with many opportunity to add variation to your exercise regimen, which is one of its many benefits. Exercise isn’t only about jogging or lifting weights; there are many other forms of physical exercise, including plyometrics, flexibility training, balance training, and speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) training, to mention a few.”
What’s the verdict? If you prefer working out often, you might organize your week such that each day’s emphasis is something new. Split training, which involves exercising various muscle groups on separate days rather than all of the muscles at once, is a suggestion made by Dr. Bohl if you want to adhere to one sort of exercise, such as lifting weights. For instance, with split training, one day may be devoted to the chest and shoulders, another to the back and biceps, and still another to the legs and core. By doing split training, you may lift weights every day while yet allowing each muscle group enough time to recuperate.
An additional drawback of working out every day of the week is tiredness and injuries.
You knew this would happen, but you must take the good with the bad. The most detrimental result of exercising every day is overtraining. You’re depriving your muscles of the necessary rest and recovery time when you exercise too often and strenuously. This may lead to muscular exhaustion, damage, and eventually poor performance. One of the disadvantages of exercising every day of the week? You may burn out and become completely exhausted.
Maintain a consistent warm-up time no matter how often you exercise.
No matter how often you want to exercise, Dr. Bohl emphasizes the need of a proper warm-up, which is a necessary time to prepare your muscles and raise your heart rate. Dr. Bohl advises, “Exercise for five to ten minutes to raise your heart rate. Moreover, do active stretches to warm up your muscles. Dynamic stretching, as opposed to static stretching, which includes holding stretches for a while, incorporates movement and gets the muscles ready for activation. Exercises that include foam rolling are a terrific addition to your warm-up routine.”
Every exercise also has to include some time for cooling down.
The cool-down phase is the period immediately after your exercise. No matter how many days you choose to work out every week, this is also something you should take into account when scheduling your exercise time. Your heart rate should be reduced during this period to aid your muscles in returning to their usual resting conditions. Dr. Bohl explains, “When engaging in cardiac exercise, such as jogging, gradually reduce your pace until you are once again at a comfortable level (like walking). To lessen pain and speed healing, it’s also advised to finish a workout with static stretching and foam rolling activities.”