5 Post Workout Mistakes That Won’t Let Your Muscles Grow
It’s very common that people often go ham in the gym but still see no muscle growth. Well, muscle growth is not entirely about moving the weights in the gym. It’s more about what’s your lifestyle once you step out of the gym. Here are 5 post-workout mistakes that prevent muscle gain.
1) Consuming Alcohol After Working Out
An all time classic question: will I lose out on my gains if I drink after working out? Well sadly, the answer is yes. If you drink really strong drinks for extended time periods after the workout the protein synthesis decreases by 37 per cent. Also, binge drinking reduces muscles recovery. If you still ought to drink, try taking your protein supplement at least an hour before you slam those drinks at the bar.
2) Taking Post Workout Meal/Supplement Too Late
While many advocate that there’s no such thing as a Post-Workout ‘Anabolic Window’, researches have proven that post workout nutrition if ingested within 1-2 hours of finishing a workout may increase muscle growth. So always remember to take your post workout nutrition between 40 minutes to one hour after you are done.
3) Skipping Proper Post Workout Meal Thinking Supplements Will Do All The Work
A lot of beginners and pseudo fitness enthusiasts rely largely on post workout nutrition supplements. Simply put, they tend to skip meals and think that the supplements will do all the work. Well, they are called supplements because they supplement your meals. A holistic post workout meal is absolutely necessary.
4) No Stretching
Stretching has to be one of the most overlooked aspects of weight training. Not only stretching assists in correct posture, helps improve flexibility and endurance but most importantly, increases blood and nutrient supply to muscles which in turn reduces muscle soreness and breakage.
5) Sleeping Too Little Or Too Late
Always remember, your body builds muscles two times a day—right after workout and while you sleep sound. If you want your muscles to most effectively synthesize protein, you need to sleep well and on time. Our bodies release the biggest growth hormone spurt during sleep.