What to Do Between Workouts

Your workouts at Catalyst are the stimulus for better fitness. But you actually improve BETWEEN workouts, when your body supercompensates. This golden period is crucial for recovery, muscle growth, and overall well-being. Do these things between workouts to maximize the results you get from Catalyst.

  • Zone 2 Exercise: Incorporating lower-intensity exercises, such as a brisk walk or a gentle bike ride, can significantly aid recovery. These activities help increase blood flow to your muscles, delivering essential nutrients while flushing out metabolic waste, all without adding undue stress to your body. Watch our video on Zone 2 exercise here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV-KfCQPJJ4
  • Stretching: Never underestimate the power of stretching. It not only helps in reducing muscle tension and increasing flexibility but also prepares your body for the next workout. Honestly, it just feels good – like giving yourself a present.
  • Sleeping 7-8 Hours per Night: Sleep is the most important part of improving your fitness. That’s when your body renews and improves itself. During sleep, your body undergoes repair and recovery processes that are critical for muscle growth, cognitive function, and hormonal balance.
  • Eating 4 Servings of Protein per Day: Protein is the building block of muscle. Consuming adequate amounts throughout the day supports muscle repair and growth. One serving of protein is about the size of your palm, or a deck of cards. It’s not just about the quantity, but also the distribution of protein intake across meals to continuously fuel your body’s recovery process.
  • 6 Servings of Vegetables per Day: Vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support overall health and inflammation reduction. Especially in our Northern climate in winter, you need extra vitamins like D, because we get less of it from the sun. A diet rich in vegetables ensures your body has all the nutrients it needs to recover, function optimally, and support your immune system.

Your goal between workouts: “Come back stronger.” You do that by using one or all of the six steps above.

If you aren’t already in a solid fitness habit, I invite you to book a free No-Sweat Intro at Catalyst Gym. It’s the perfect opportunity to discuss your goals, get to know our community, and find out how we can support your fitness journey. Click this link to book your session now: https://kilo.gymleadmachine.com/widget/appointment/catalyst-fitness-nutrition/no-sweat-intro. Your path to a healthier, stronger you starts here. Join us, and let’s make it happen together!

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