Exercising While Detoxing: What You Need To Know

CUCUMBER MINT LEMON WATERIf you’re gearing up to begin a detox diet plan, one thing that you do need to be careful and aware over is how much exercise you’re doing.  Exercising when you’re using a very low calorie intake is going to set you up for some problems as the body simply doesn’t have enough fuel to complete each session.

While you may be able to get through the first one or two days perfectly fine, after that, you’ll be facing some problems.

So what should you be doing with your exercise while on that detox diet approach? Let’s go over the most important things to remember.

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The very first thing that you must do is make sure that you are watching the total duration of any sessions that you plan to perform.  Aim to limit your cardio workouts to just 20 minutes maximum and for the time being while on your detox diet, strength training should be kept low as well.

One set of each major lift so that you are hitting each muscle group in the body will be sufficient to retain lean muscle mass and make sure that you keep your strength where it needs to be.

 

 

 

Limit The Intensity

high_intensity_trx-kettlebell-718x364The second thing that you should be thinking about as you go about your workouts is that the intensity needs to be lower.  Don’t attempt interval training at this time.  It will simply be too much for your body to handle.

Instead, consider moderate, steady state cardio training.  While you may have heard in the past this is the most non-effective variety for fat loss to occur, it’s what you need to do right now. It’s all your body will be capable of handling at this point in time.

Consider Relaxation Focused Workouts

relaxationtcm2131632Finally, the last thing that you should be thinking about is the possibility of shifting your workouts away from the ‘everyday’ and instead using just strictly relaxation focused workout sessions.

This could include a lengthy stretching session, some yoga, pilates, or anything else that keeps your total intensity down and puts you in a relaxed frame of mind.

These forms of activities will still keep you active but won’t tax the body like an intense cardio or weight lifting workout would, which is precisely what you’re looking for right now.

So there you have the primary points to keep in mind regarding your workouts while detoxing.  If you are detoxing properly, you should only have to carry out the detox for about one week total before resuming a more standard diet plan, so even if you choose to take the week off exercise entirely, it’s really not going to have that large of a negative influence on your progress.

More importantly is that you focus on eating right and taking in as many fresh fruits and vegetable as possible during this time to really see the full effects of what the detox has to offer. 

 

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