Only Consume High-protein Milk Without Going To The Gym Because You Usually Work With Heavy Loads?
Greetings, I am a factory worker. Everyday I used to lift heavy loads in 8 hours of work. Does consuming only high-protein milk increase my muscle mass, or do I still have to go to the gym?
Hello Hadi, thank you for asking.
In principle, physical activity and sports are two things that are similar but not the same. Physical activity as the name implies, is anything that requires the work of muscles and bones, and requires energy. Examples of physical activity are daily work and homework. Sport is a form of physical activity that is structured, systematic, and is carried out routinely or repeatedly. That is, in order for a physical activity to be considered a sport, there must be certain implementation procedures. That is why sports have a certain sequence, type, frequency, intensity, duration, and regulation (in sports games). This is done to get optimal results from exercise, clear goals, and a low risk of injury.
Your daily work activities are good for the body, as long as they are done according to the body's ability and in the right position, posture, and mechanism. Work activities carried out incorrectly, can actually cause injury rather than cause profits. You must understand how to do work activities according to ergonomic principles. For example, when you lift a heavy object, bring it close to your body, your back must stay straight when you take the object from below and when you move objects.
The work done by skeletal muscle when you do work, will certainly cause a gradual increase in muscle mass. However, if your goal is to build muscle to reach a certain volume or shape, it can't be done just by working. Your work activities will form muscle mass only slowly and only to a certain extent. The muscle you use most often when working will naturally experience a clearer mass gain. If you want to form a particular muscle, then you still have to do sports whose movements reach the right target of a particular muscle. In addition, the intensity, frequency, and duration of exercise must also be adjusted to achieve certain body shape goals. For example, your job uses more upper body muscles. So, if you want to achieve ideal body shape, you still have to train your lower body muscles with exercise. Do a type of resistance exercise (for example lifting weights) at least 150 minutes a week. You can divide the time according to the availability of your schedule. In addition, also balance with aerobic exercise to increase your stamina. Always warm up and cool down when exercising to avoid injury. Choose the type of exercise that suits your abilities.
That is all my explanation, hope you will be helped. Regards.