One of the very first things to change is your blood vessels.
In fact, according to a study done at the University of Connecticut,
your blood vessels will adapt to your change in activity levels within only two weeks.
According to this study,the effects on your blood vessels are so great that after just a month of stopping exercise your blood pressure could go back to the same levels that it would be if you never were exercising, to begin with.
This study kind of shocked me because I always thought that you would maintain at least your cardiovascular benefits for longer, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Now I’m sure if any of you are like some of my clients I can see a lot of people getting demotivated by this fact and being like “what’s the point” right?
If you take a month off your blood pressure shoots right back up what’s the point? Well, that’s true, but according to those standards,
I would then argue “what’s the point of showering or brushing your teeth after 24 hours you have to do it again… every day.
Or else you’re gonna stink. Let’s look at what happens next. Obviously, if your blood vessels change it makes it a lot harder to use oxygen as efficiently.
One of the very first things to go down is your VO2 Max which is the measurement of the maximum amount of oxygen you can utilize during intense exercise.
It’s important to note that VO2 max doesn’t just give us an idea of how good your aerobic capacity is with intense exercise, but it also will reflect across all forms of cardiovascular activity.
So….. you know…. when you come back to the gym after going on vacation for a week or two or just taking some time off…
everything seems to get you super winded and your heart rate feels very high even from things that felt pretty simple a few weeks earlier.
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