The Missed-a-Day Workout

I missed our workout post yesterday. Ugh.

But I guess we can go ahead and use it.. hah. 😛

Getting back to the gym after having missed some time is something that is difficult to do. But it is a reality in life, few people are perfectly consistent. Lapses happen. Do not be hard on yourself. If you didn’t go to the gym, you likely needed to spend that time doing something else.

But now you want back in.

The key is to take it gently. You can easily overwork muscles that haven’t been used in a while. Whatever workout you do, this or others, make sure that you do every move slowly and intentionally. Rush through things and you risk getting hurt. (Then you’re right back off the workout train again.)

Here are some moves that I have chosen specifically to be less taxing to come back to. These are movements that a lot of people do in their general daily activities, so they should be less strain on the muscles and joints.

Do not force yourself to go with a max-out weight when you are just getting back into a workout routine. Use a mid-weight for the first couple times back in. Your muscles will thank you- and even more importantly, they’ll let you keep coming back. 😉


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