8 Ways to Know If Your Workout is Working or Not
A lot many of us start working out with much enthusiasm but how are we to know that our workout is actually working on us and we are not just spending our hard earned money pumping iron, all for nothing? Well, here are a few ways to find that out.
1. You face mild soreness
The first couple of weeks at the gym will seem too hard to you with your body all sore, but even when you have been working out for some time and start exercising specific parts of your body, you will feel some amount of soreness in those muscles long after you have left the gym. No soreness implies inefficient workouts while high soreness and pain implies injury.
2. You feel good after your workout sessions
You should feel ebullient after your workout session, the reason being that the body has a surge in endorphins after training, the same hormones which are released during sex. On the other hand, if you are feeling depressed or anxious, you are not doing it right.
3. You sweat and grime
Now it doesn’t mean that you should be dripping in perspiration and look like you were being baked in an oven, but you will definitely sweat a bit if you were seriously working out. No wonder people don’t go jogging in their suits.
4. Mirror mirror on the wall
This is the easiest way to find out if your workout is really working on you, and this shouldn’t pose a problem for the ladies. Look at yourself and try to see any change. You can even take a picture when you are just starting out and then a couple of months later to see if there is any visible difference.
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