There are habits you practice after your full body workout session that you should reconsider, pronto. If you are looking to gain muscle, lose weight or something in between, you need to focus on what you do outside the room (and even in the locker room). Do not destroy all the good you do when you train because of something as stupid as not wearing flip-flops in the bathroom shower (yes, that’s serious!). Discover why some bad habits are definitely to be avoided after the bodybuilding session.
Skip the rest phase
Going from 60 to 0 is almost as bad as the opposite (ie not warming up). Light aerobic work at 20% or less intensity at the end of a workout helps cleanse the body and is essential for recovery. The return to calm is an integral part of every bodybuilding session to relieve the physical stress caused by the effort. This return to calm quickly quickens your body and makes it easier for you to attack for the next powerlifting session.
Get out in your sweaty clothes
Discomfort and smell should be enough to convince you that cooling your own sweat is not wise. But, if it is not the case, the opinion of a dermatologist may convince you: “If sweat accumulates on your skin, it will clog your pores, not allowing your skin to breathe. If you have a cut or abrasion of the skin, the bacteria can be trapped and cause an infection.”
And (that should also be self-evident, but …), do not reuse clothes inlaid with sweat either. “You can get bacterial and fungal infections by reusing unwashed workout clothes. The most vulnerable areas are those that are covered with hair or hair because infectious organisms can travel into the hair follicle, causing a deeper infection of the skin. “
Hygiene weight room
Walking barefoot in the locker room
This is another bad habit with major consequences. Unless you like foot fungus, wart viruses or dirt, germs and even feces and urine, wear flip flops in the shower stall! Seriously.