"Yo-yo workouts" are when people set challenging goals at first but then go back to their old ways of living after a while. Unfortunately, you end up harming your body more than you realize as a result of this. Here's why:
You frequently put on weight.
Your body produces more fat cells when you exercise vigorously for a while and then go for an extended period of inactivity, which causes weight gain. This weight may be more difficult to lose than weight gained for other reasons when people resume their exercise routines. The best way to stay in shape is to stay active all year long and steer clear of seasonal and irregular exercise patterns and the effect of an irregular exercise schedule on weight.
Your body produces more fat cells when you exercise vigorously for a while and then go for an extended period of inactivity, which causes weight gain. This weight may be more difficult to lose than weight gained for other reasons when people resume their exercise routines. The best way to stay in shape is to stay active all year and steer clear of seasonal and irregular exercise patterns and their effects on weight.
The body is under stress as a result.
Fitness experts say to start with moderate exercise and gradually increase it because sudden bursts of intense training put a lot of stress on the body. Yo-yo exercise is done in short, intense bursts, like Tabata or interval training, followed by days or weeks of not doing anything. The body is under a lot of pressure as a result of this. So instead of starting hard and giving up, it is better to ease into your workout and increase the intensity to levels you can maintain.
You consume more food.
Yo-yo gymnastics has some drawbacks, including an increased appetite. "If you work out very intensely for short periods, your body will not have adapted well to that program," warns the United States National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, studies show that when people do yo-yo exercise routines, they are more likely to overeat and gain weight.
Your emotions change suddenly.
Everyone is aware that one of the benefits of exercise is that it triggers the release of endorphins, which lessen stress and elevate mood. A break in your workout routine drains your energy and makes you feel less hopeful. When you do a lot and then do nothing for a while, your endorphin levels go up and down, which makes mood swings more likely.
To reap long-lasting benefits, it's critical to exercise frequently. But, unfortunately, yo-yo exercises negatively impact your workout results, undoing all the progress you have made.
Every year, we see the Yo-Yo Effect impact numerous athletes.
In the off-season, athletes visit the gym and improve their size, strength, speed, and all-around athleticism.
But once the season starts, training and all the body maintenance that goes with it (nutrition, myofascial release, stretching, etc.) stop.
Athletes become smaller, weaker, and more susceptible to injuries at the end of the season. As a result, they frequently have to start over from scratch the following off-season. This repetitive pattern wastes a lot of athletic potential throughout a four-year playing career.
How, then, do you prevent this?
1. Prioritizing body care (nutrition, sleep, hydration, mobility, etc.) should come before anything else. For example, three weeks into the season, you get benched for adjusting a muscle.
2. Maintenance training, done once or twice a week, is meant to build something other than strength or muscle mass. The objective is to preserve the skills you acquired during the offseason. It causes a decrease in volume and intensity that is not seasonal but not enough to stop muscle atrophy. The goal is to keep you at your current fitness level, awake, and ready for practices and games.
3. Getting enough rest is crucial for your body to heal, even if you are not tired. It means making a plan for your day and putting sleep above other things like video games, Netflix, and so on.