5 Signs You Had A Good Workout
How You Can Tell You Had a Good Workout
It can be tough to judge the success of your workout. If you’re sweating afterward, this could mean that you had a good session, but it could also mean that it was hot while you were exercising. On the other hand, you don’t need to be drenched and exhausted to have had a good workout.
So, how do you know if your routine was successful? Here are a few tips that may help.
You Feel Like You Pushed Yourself
During a good workout, you push yourself. Even if you’re doing many of the same exercises you do every time, you can still try to go a little bit further or exert yourself a little bit more if you can.
You should try to challenge yourself whenever you exercise. If your workout is done and you feel like you did that, you’ve had a good workout.
You’re in a Good Mood
Exercise improves your mood. When you have a good workout, your body releases endorphins and serotonin which improve your mood. Regular physical activity also helps you feel mentally sharper.
If you’re feeling more positive, energetic, or focused – or if you have less stress or anxiety when you’re done – you’ve likely done a good job.
You Sleep Better at Night
Exercise also helps you sleep better at night. Being physically active tires out your body, reduces stress, and otherwise helps you fall asleep easier and get a better sleep each night.
If you’re sleeping well, you likely did something right with your workout.
Your Muscles Feel Tired
When you’re done exercising, your muscles should feel tired. You might even feel a little sore or a little stiff. This is often good, since it tells you that you challenged your body and your body is recovering.
However, you don’t want to be sore all the time nor do you want to be in serious pain. It’s important to listen to your body and to not push yourself to the point of exhaustion or injury.
Are you able to do more than you did before? Can you lift a little more or move a little better? If you’re improving, that’s often a sign that your workout is successful.
Want to know more? Or want some tips or getting a good workout or how to find the motivation to keep going? Please contact us today for a free consultation.