You work hard. Heres why you should rest even harder.
Let's make a few assumptions. You work very hard at your fitness goals. You are consistent with your training with 3-5 sessions a week. You are eating enough to fuel your body and your workouts.
But do you recover enough? Often times we get so caught up with performing, producing, and progressing in our workouts that we forget one important principle:
Gains are made on rest days.
The body is designed to transform by adapting to the stress that we force it to undergo. The gym is that stress. We run fast, squat heavy, jump far, curl a lot, etc.
Obviously all this effort is good stress. Maybe even an outlet from the ‘bad’ stress in our life. Such as, our demanding 9 to 5+ job, but its still stress.
You only get better and grow when you adapt.
It takes rest in order to adapt.
How much should you rest? How do you program rest?
Answer: It depends.
Factors such as age, gender, goal, sleep, nutrition, and training level all have a bearing. One thing to look at is if you are losing your motivation. If you generally love going to the gym and have no problem being regular, but find yourself all of a sudden unmotivated and dreading another workout…
It maybe time to rest. Switch up routines. Unload or Deload. Or simply take the day off. Not sure if your programming rest correctly?
That’s why we offer bespoke workout and nutrition plans. Contact us today and we will make sure your rest days are working for you. Not against you.