Woman And Strength Training.
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 6, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Over the next week we will be providing you information on how muscle is built, exercise tips, and what areas to target for your age.
Let’s start with How Muscles Are Developed.
There is a common misconception that goes along with muscle building. People are generally under the belief that muscles are developing while we are working out, lifting weights or “pumping iron”, but that facts are the actual muscle building happens after the workout is over.
While we are lifting weights and getting the body to do exercises that we are not used we are actually causing small tears in the tissue. This is not a bad thing when done properly. This where the body starts to repair at the cellular level. When we are done strength training our bodies begin to repair these tears making the damaged fibers become stronger. Stronger fiber means better toned muscles.
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan