Post workout Shaking

To continue on my "New Year, New You" kick, I recently noticed that I was beginning to suffer from weird, uncontrollable shaking after my workouts, so went on a quest to try and discover why.



One of the things we tend to do when starting a new fitness regime, is to jump in with both feet, we restrict our calorie intake, as well as increase our Exercise regime.
The problem with this way of thinking is that when we start to calculate our required calorie intake, we are calculating this right?, is that we tend to calculate this based on our past physical history. We plug in our weight, age, height and exercise based on our old habits. This ends up calculating a calroie requirement WAY BELOW what our real needs are.

If you are planning on starting a new fitness lifestyle, I would suggest you consider only doing one thing at a time. In this case you may want to consider starting your exercise routine first. Do this for 2-3 weeks so that you can get an idea of what you are going to do on a regular bases. Admit it, we all "plan" on working out 5 days a week when we start out, but once we fit everything into our busye schedules, the reality is that 3x a week is the average number of workouts most of us can squeeze in. Once you have a base workout schedule, i would THEN suggest you calculate what your calorie requirements are.

You will be amazed at the difference.

I have found that when I start tracking my calorie intake, I start to struggle to reach my calorie needs, which then brings on the shakes.

Now the shakes can be caused by numerous things, some people believe it is related to post workout muscle fatigue, others believe it is a nutrition deficiency causing these symptoms.

I believe that it could be a combination of all of the above. Personally I am guilty about the nutritious side of things, and I think that it could be a combination of dehydration, and lack of electrolytes.
So now I know what I need to work on, if you find yourself suffering from these symptoms, please consider reviewing your activities and nutritional intake, to ensure that you are getting everything you need to maintain your lifestyle.
If symptoms persist, please consider seeking the advice of your Doctor.

Once the shaking has subsided, why not consider treating yourself to a massage?
Massages after exercise can help with the recovery process, by removing toxic build up in the muscles and flushing them out of your system. As well as promoting Oxygen delivery to your muscles, and if you ask your therapist, they can do some post work out stretches with you. Both of which will help with the healing and recovery process.




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