Whether you took time off from the gym due to illness, injury, life or any other reason, there’s a few things to consider before picking up where you left off.
Your body is a resilient organism, it will adapt to its current environment and any stimulus applied to it (or lack thereof). Depending on how much time you’ve taken away from your normal routine, you may have a different starting point upon return.
- After a few weeks off, strength won’t be affected much and your aerobic capacity may only have been slightly dented.
- After a few months off, strength will decline slightly and aerobic capacity will diminish even more.
3 Ways to get back on track
- Check your ego at the door. No one needs an injury in the first few weeks of training by going too hard too quickly. Back off the weight or speed and allow your body time to get used to moving again. It may take several weeks to…