Many people subscribe to the myth that if you want to build muscle, you have to put in the extra hours in the gym hitting the weights hard. However, this is not necessarily the case and qualified Upper East Side Personal trainers will quickly explain to a client that your muscles do not grow during exercise. Muscle growth occurs while your body is resting and your muscles are repairing. This is an opportunity to lay the groundwork for an education into rest and muscle growth.
First it is important to state its importance and to dispel the myth. The personal trainer has the chance to distinguish between what happens at the gym and what happens after. At the gym the muscles are stressed beyond what they can currently handle. The muscle fibers tear. It is during rest that they repair and grow. One cannot work without the other. Too much training results in overtraining. To much rest results in atrophy. Your muscles need the rest period to allow for proper recovery. Underscores the importance of rest in your program