Too much is Not Okay
It is an old-age saying that the more seeds you sow, the more fruits you get. This is the reason why we study hard for long hours in search for better grades. On the other hand, athletes spend more time on the tracks in order to perfect their skills; musicians spend long hours practicing to become masters.
On a similar logic, you must also workout in the gym for long hours to reap the benefits of having a well-developed and beautifully sculpted muscular body. While the logic may prove it correct, it is very wrong. Imagine what will happen if you were to workout in the gym for eight hours every day. Your body will become out of shape and your immune system will suffer big time. In fact, it is not the number of hours you workout, but the more balanced your workout that will yield any kind of benefit for your muscles.
Now you must be thinking how lesser workout will lead to better muscles. You must understand the basics of bodybuilding before going any further with your bodybuilding fitness routine.
Thousands of processes keep on going inside your body and their basic purpose is to maintain your body and keeping it in good shape. The processes keep you hearty, and free of disease. Through centuries of evolution, your body have learned to adjust with variable conditions of temperature and other factors like that.
There is Equal Reaction For All
Your body sends signals if the body needs something. If the body is affected by something, the signals will also arrive. You will feel hungry when the glucose levels in your body falls below a certain mark. Aside from that, you feel thirsty when your body fluids are depleted beyond a certain level. You sneeze when you are allergic to a certain kind of odor.
Your body may tan on over-exposure to sunlight. Numerous other reactions cause stimulation by certain factors also when the body is subjected to the sun. Nevertheless, what happens when you overstrain your muscles in the gym? They will get bigger, obviously.
This happens because of the reactions in the body due to the extra resistance that it has to face and put up against. When you workout beyond a level, your muscles will increase in size to face the increasing resistance. As you keep on increasing the resistance every week, your muscles will also keep increasing and your body will be able to handle more resistance.
All this muscle gaining is almost as simple as it sounds but what is missing here is one fact that we all must know. Our muscles can grow in a healthy manner only if they are provided with sufficient time to recover from the strain. If you don’t provide them with adequate recovery time then they cannot simply keep on growing. After all, you need good night’s sleep after a day of hard work. Imagine your state and condition if you continue working out without cease.
Your aim in the gym should be to yield maximum results with a minimum effort. Once you have pumped more iron than your body can take under normal conditions, you have set into activity the muscle building process. Nevertheless, if you strain your body any further now it will lead to an increased time for recovery and may cause damage to your immune system.
Moreover, you must not overdo sets. High weights used in training can cause irreparable damage to your body. Thus, you must do only what is beneficial. Workout in the gym for only for 3-4 days and do just 6-8 sets for your chest, back or thigh, and 2-4 sets for the rest of the parts. Do not train for more than an hour in a single sitting.