Friday, February 17, 2012

Rest to get fitter

How often do you hear a fitness trainer tell you to rest?  Are you surprised that's what I'm saying?  Don't be.  Rest days are equally important as training days!

It makes sense when you think about it.  As we train and work our body, the muscles are breaking down, we're putting our skeleton & soft tissue through impact and rigor.  If we continue to do this day after day, week after week, it won't be long until there's overtraining which leads to injury, low energy, less calorie burn & the list goes on.

In order for our body to gain the benefits of training, we must give it time to do just that.  It can't gain benefits if it's always being broken down. 

Take 1-2 days off every week and one week every 3-4 weeks to do some recovery or easy cross training.

So, rest time equals a fitter & stronger body, less injury and more energy!