How Long Before I See The Benefits Of A Workout?

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Jul. 23, 2013
  • Updated Jul. 23, 2013 at 2:07 PM UTC
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Long Term Benefits Of Training

It’s important to note that realizing the benefits from one workout and fully developing each energy system are two completely different training topics. In this article, I’ve merely outlined the time it takes for your body to repair the muscle damage and experience some amount of growth in a specific physiological system. Fully developing any of these energy systems takes time — and lots of it (think: years). However, long-term development is a topic that deserves its own article entirely — so stay tuned.

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Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

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