Getting Back into Your Workout Routine
Alright Fit Fam, gyms in Michigan are opened again (finally) and we're all getting back into our workout routines. Certainly a number of us have fallen "out of shape" over the course of the past six months without the structure, accountability and comradely of the gym. If you haven't, good for you but you're probably in the minority.
Now the real challenge begins, re-establishing those old exercise routines and habits, but doing so in a way that is slow and progressive so as not to result in injury or extreme soreness. With that said, below is a good article I've found on getting back into workouts appropriately after a longer layoff. Being conscious of intensity, volume, and frequency of exercise will ensure you limit the risk of injury and maximize habit formation to regain your pre-COVID level of fitness. In general the theme is start slow and progress. You mind might remember what your body used to do, but your body needs to catch up and get reconditioned. Check out this article for more information:
Also, let's start a discussion on your concerns and questions about getting back into your fitness routines. Please ask those questions below and allow myself, and the rest of the AFS fitness practitioner team, assist you into restoring your fitness and health right back to where it was (or better than) when this whole crazy thing started!! Remember a journey of a 1000 miles starts with one small step. Let's take that step together!
Michael E. Stack, BS
CFP CSCS*D CPS
AGENT OF CHANGE, CEO, & Exercise Physiologist