It Actually Doesn't Take Very Long To See Muscle Gains From Strength Training (Women's Health)
Posted: Sep 07, 2023 in In the News
This article originally appeared in Women's Health on September 7, 2023
It Actually Doesn't Take Very Long To See Muscle Gains From Strength Training
By Julia Sullivan
The waiting is the hardest part. I know when I start a new workout routine, I want results stat. But realistically, it may take a bit of time for body stats (heart rate, VO2 max, weight, etc.) from my sweat sessions to shift on my Apple Watch. So, how long does it actually take to see results from working out?
The reality is, seeing changes to your physical and mental health from working out is both a short- and long-term game. The gains that come with increasing your muscle definition, losing weight, or shaving minutes off a half-marathon P.R. won’t happen overnight, experts say.
“If you are currently inactive, you can see improvements to your VO2 max capacity within four to six weeks,” Wilson says. “Depending on the training program, a beginner can be half marathon-ready in roughly 12 to 20 weeks.” FYI: VO2 max is basically the maximum amount of oxygen your body can consume and deliver to your organs and muscles, according to the American Council on Exercise. The higher your capacity, the longer, and stronger, you’ll be able to engage in cardiovascular exercise.
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