How often should I work out? ? I get asked this all. the. time.

People assume that more is better, but really…it depends.

? Most of my clients do well with a 4 day a week plan, based on their goals and fitness level. Beginners may start with 2 or 3 days a week and feel like that is more than enough, because they need the time in between to recover.

?You are only as good as how well your body recovers after each workout.

I will repeat that again… ? YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR RECOVERY.

?Active recovery days are beneficial to help reduce lactic acid buildup, eliminate toxins, maintain flexibility, reduce soreness, and keep you in a manageable routine so you aren’t tempted to just throw in the towel because you can’t keep up.

?Passive recovery days are okay too! We all need a good Netflix binge every once in a while, but I don’t recommend this more than one or two days a week. Instead aim for more active recovery days that include restorative yoga, walking, cycling, or swimming. This will not only get the blood flowing to improve recovery but will help keep you in the right mindset.

? But what if you are REALLY busy with work, are stressed, and truly can’t make it happen as much as you’d like.

?Studies show that doing full-body strength training only 1 day a week can be enough to maintain current muscle mass, but won’t get you any stronger.

The bottom line…make a plan and stick with it. Consistency is key when it comes to seeing results.

You got this mama,
Tasha ?

Santa Barbara Personal Training, Small Group Training, Online and Virtual Training