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Training Break: You should consider these things upon your return

Finally back to the gym after weeks of forced break! You have been waiting for this moment for a long time. But after such a long pause there are also dangers: the first sessions are particularly difficult, the body resigns and frustration spreads. So that this doesn’t happen to you, we have some tips for you that will make it easy for you to return to the sport.

You should keep this in mind after a break in training

1. Start at 100 percent

Even if you were in particularly good shape before the mandatory break, now is the time to take it easy. When recovering, the training needs to be slowed down slightly so that the body can calmly adapt again. Ideal is a combination of relaxed strength and endurance training combined with flexibility training. After a few days you can slowly improve and after a few weeks you will completely return to your sports routine. This way you prevent injuries and your body is not overloaded.

2. To curb ambition

You are probably driven by an unstoppable ambition right now. In principle, this is a positive feature, however, in sports it often leads to overload and thus to new breaks. So first set new goals and priorities. Even if you hardly ever took days off in the past, that’s exactly what’s good for you now.

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3. Avoid unnecessary frustration

Very important: Please don’t be frustrated if the first few training sessions don’t go as planned and it takes a little longer to get back to your old form. It is best to take something positive out of the situation and observe how your body gratefully accepts the longer regeneration time. Success comes with patience!

4. Drastic change in diet

When it comes to your diet, don’t overdo it again – if you want to gain mass or lose fat. Also give your body the time it needs here!

5. Train just the condition

A mistake many people love to make: focus on conditioning and strength training at the same time. Strength degrades much faster than resistance. That’s why strength training is key, especially when you get back to work. This is how you prevent injuries.

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