One thing well known to many athletes is that for various reasons it is not always possible to give continuity to physical activity and therefore you have to get used to continuous stops and restarts. It must be said that the idea that you have to train all year round is conceptually wrong; just to give an example, the summer heat is always a great challenge for athletes and, for this reason, you take advantage of the warmer period to recover and recharge the batteries; also this year the Covid-19 pandemic added the famous “load of nineties” forcing athletes of all ages and levels, to a long period of inactivity due to the imposition of quarantine. Finally, especially when the competitive level rises or on the contrary when you are a beginner, it is very easy to get injured and, for this reason, you are then forced to more or less long periods of stop. This latter reason risks to generate a loop from which it is difficult to exit.
It is therefore clear that resuming training after more or less long periods of inactivity requires the implementation of certain precautions.
First, it is important to gradually start again to allow the body to adapt to the loads of training. This means short sessions, and low loads that will be gradually increased until they return to optimal levels. This approach aims to limit the production of lactic acid resulting in muscle soreness, and onset of cramps.
A second fundamental aspect is to observe appropriate recovery periods between one training session and the other to allow muscles, bones and joints to adapt to efforts and stresses. That’s why, regardless of the type of sport practiced, the management of recovery time is vital. Well-rested muscles work better and reduce the risk of contractures and sprains.
Last but not least, it is essential to listen to the signals our body sends us.
If you feel tired after the first training sessions, it is good to rest. In some periods of the season recovery is almost more effective than training. This will avoid annoying injuries caused by too intense training. At the same time, if you feel that your body is reacting well to all stimuli, you should not be afraid to slightly increase the duration of your workout sessions.
Bec, always close to the world of sport and wellness, has developed a series of products that can help athletes of all levels to improve their performance and to train safely.
Olio Strongful with rapid absorption, rich in essential oils with stimulating effect, if used before training prevents the appearance of cramps and muscle fatigue. After the physical performance, the use of Balsamo Bec, formulated with a synergy of essential oils with a high soothing and anti-inflammatory power, facilitates muscular de-heat. In case of contractures, distortions and contusions, make compresses with Pasta Idrogel rich in plant extracts with soothing and decongestant action and essential oils with anti-inflammatory action, favors a rapid recovery.