Whether you are finally setting out to conquer a forgotten New Years’ Resolution or hoping for better results from your current exercise routine, muscle recovery is a process you should understand and embrace for best results. If you haven’t been active in a while, getting back into shape can be an especially daunting task and one to approach with caution.
Working out regularly is a great habit with tremendous health benefits for your entire body. As a result, you may experience weight and fat loss, muscle growth, and improved cardiovascular health. However, the risk of injury is also high as muscles you haven’t used in a while are more prone to being overstretched or torn.
Understanding muscle recovery can help you to interpret and navigate your body’s signals, reduce the risk of injury, and maintain your new exercise regimen. Allowing your body to rest and recover keeps you from missing out on the full benefits of your workout routine. Typical muscle recovery habits include…
Each time you exert muscles, including the heart and lungs, you are building stamina and becoming healthier. As you get into the habit of exercising a few times per week, schedule recovery in between workouts. As a result, you’ll be able to handle more strenuous routines as your overall fitness visibly improves.
Just as our bodies can benefit from regular exercise, so can our cells. When you increase your exercise, your heart and lungs pump more oxygen throughout your body. From there, you begin to build muscle and lose fat. When cellular exercise takes place, a similar process occurs; the cells are energized and remove waste, bringing new nutrients and oxygen into the mix.
While PEMF is not a treatment for muscle recovery, it does address underlying cellular dysfunction by stimulating and exercising the cell, thus supporting the cell’s ability to do its job better. Adding PEMF sessions utilizing the Pulse X, Pulse X1, or Pulse XL Pro to your general wellness regimen may provide support for your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
In a recent study, PEMF was shown to improve blood flow, enhance oxygen consumption, and boost ATP production. By facilitating electron transport, it also increasing muscle cellular energy potential in mouse subjects.
Another study found PEMF to be effective in reduce delayed onset muscle soreness symptoms. This is the pain you feel in your muscles after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. [Please note that the systems used in this study were not Pulse Centers systems.]
Even with precautions, overusing your muscles can lead to strains or injury. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends incorporating weekly exercise over the course of several days. Luckily, PEMF can provide robust support for your body throughout this process.
Addressing the different muscles you exert during your physical exercise routine on a cellular level may require the use of more than one of Pulse’s accessories in a variety of positions. With your physical and cellular exercise routines in place, don’t forget to pay attention to how your body is responding to your regimen. As always, consult your licensed healthcare physician with any concerns or issues.