As the expression goes, "use it or lose it," means gains from exercise are quickly reduced by inactivity.
The benefits of training begin to disappear after approx. 2 weeks of inactivity.
Muscular endurance declines, and activities of certain oxidative enzymes decrease by as much as 40%.
By the 4th week of inactivity, muscle glycogen levels also may decrease by 40%.
Also, flexibility quickly diminishes with inactivity.
Exercising on a consistent basis serves to keep our body's functioning at an optimal level and it is essential to reaching our fitness goals.
Consistency truly is the foundation to success!