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How to Know You Got a Great Workout

By Sara Butler

At the end of a workout, you're tired, sore, and probably a little sweaty. That means it was a good workout, right? Well, maybe not. If you want to truly measure how successful your latest sweat session was, then there are a few important things to look for. Here are a few ways you can evaluate just how effective your workout was so you can aim for fitness success every time!

Sign No. 1: You Feel Great

This is a pretty obvious indicator of a great workout and also one of the most reliable. After all, dragging yourself to the gym after a long day can be difficult and may not be something you want to do. But getting it done and feeling great afterward means that those endorphins have kicked in and you've had a great workout.

Sign No. 2: You're Feeling Flexible

While you can sometimes feel a little stiff or sore after a workout is done, you can also feel as if your joints are looser and a bit more flexible -- which is a great sign. In general, you should be able to move a little better after a good workout and it's one reliable way to know you've done something right.

Sign No. 3: You Feel Challenged

You shouldn't feel the need to collapse in a gelatinous heap on the floor after each workout, but you also need to feel as if you're challenging yourself to improve. That's why you should choose weights that you are able to do, but also pose a challenge for you to complete during your reps. It's OK if you struggle to make it to the end of your workout because then you know you're actually doing reps that will work to build muscle and propel your fitness forward.

Sign No. 4: You Sleep Like a Baby

When all is said and done and your workout is complete, you should sleep like a baby at night. Why? Because sleep is the time your body uses to recover and rebuild. Exercise also helps you to sleep more soundly at night and to sleep deeper for more restorative sleep.

Working out is crucial to your health and wellness. If you need some tips about what kind of exercise would work best for you or how to get more out of your current workouts, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mesa, Ariz.

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