Quick Article - What happens to your muscles after exercise?
Nowadays, the use of physical activity to become healthier, sharper and more fit for a particular discipline is on an historical high, as more and more people get to the gym in order to challenge their bodies so they can to adapt to new stimulus. Surprisingly, when we talk about muscle building, It is not the process of working out Itself that drives growth, though the part after this, Rest, which really brings the benefits of hypertrophy Itself. Now, let's see what muscles go through after we put them through enough stress to make them grow.
In order to begin the process of hypertrophy, first you have to put your muscles through enough resistance (Slightly above what It can bear as It is, whether in the form of heavier weights, higher volume of training or harder exercises in general) for enough time, which will force the formation of lactic acid in ausence of adequate amounts of oxygen to help in this task. It is with this, that little tears will form in the exercised muscles, whose size might vary according to the intensity of the workout, and, as a result, will affect and disrupt the muscle cells. All of this will force the system to pump extra blood to these muscles to provide the lacking oxygen and get rid of the lactic acid, which will cause inflammation and will give the famous "PUMP" look to our muscles for a temporary period. All the cells that intervene in the recovery of the muscle replicate and get fused with the muscle fibers, causing the formation of more protein strands, which will help in the future to lift heavier weights, perform higher intensity routines and make the muscles look bigger, as long as It is accompanied with an appropiate nutrition and a good night of rest (Consistent of proteins and carbs providing the recovering cells with glucose and making the process of muscle strengthening quicker and efficient).
We hope that with this little article, you can learn a little more about what happens to our muscles after working out and how the system intervenes in Its recovery. As always, we wish you the best of luck!