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Besides Lifting Weights, I Want to Try Yoga

by Neighborhood Trainers Finding a trainer is a personal choice

If you love weightlifting, you may be surprised to learn that yoga is a great way to add to your workout routing and improve performance when lifting weights. The practice of yoga has spread around the world, gaining popularity due to its health benefits and low impact movements.

By adding yoga to your routine, you can maximize your performance and improve your endurance, strength, posture, flexibility, and balance. Let’s take a look at some of the ways yoga can have a positive effect on weightlifting.

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Muscle Recovery

Your muscles don’t get bigger while you’re in the middle of training – all the work is done after your workout is finished. Weightlifting is hard on the body, so the muscles will need to rest and restore themselves after a training session has been completed. A personal trainer Manhattan can suggest ways to improve the recovery of your muscles. You can also try yoga, as the movements are slow, relaxing, and help restore your muscles and heal any damage caused during your workout. Your muscles will ache for less time and you can get back to your routine without any delays.

Control of Aggression

When lifting weights and increasing the amount of protein and carbs in the diet, testosterone levels in the body can also increase. Testosterone influences aggression, which can mean that the hyped feeling that comes during weightlifting sessions can have an effect on you outside of the gym as well. To offset this aggression, working with a Manhattan yoga instructor can increase feelings of relaxation and balance, reducing the aggressiveness experienced while lifting weights. You can feel much more peaceful before, during, and after your workout by practicing yoga.

Connect to the Body

Your body responds to stimuli due to nerve signals that travel through the brain and muscles in the body. These signals enable us to move, breathe, respond to touch, and adjust to the unexpected. Yoga improves these signals, increasing the connection between your body and the brain. This leads to less chance of injuring muscles when weight training or even when doing simple movements, such as bending over to tie your shoes or lifting a heavy item in the home.

Yoga may seem like an unlikely pair to weight training, but it is highly beneficial. Yoga increases the rate of muscle recovery, connects the mind and body to prevent injury, and reduces aggression due to an increase in testosterone.


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