Rest & Recovery

Most people know that getting enough rest after exercise is essential to high-level performance, but many still over train and feel guilty when they take a day off.  The body repairs and strengthens itself in the time between workouts, and continuous training can actually weaken the strongest of people.

Rest days are critical to performance for a variety of reasons.  Some are physiological and some are psychological.  Rest is physically necessary so that the muscles can repair, rebuild and strengthen. For recreational athletes like most of us ( ;-) ), building in rest days can help maintain a better balance between home, work and fitness goals.

Here are some posts I’ve done on rest and recovery:

Motivation
Tired
Top Ten Ways to Avoid Over Training
Rest and Recovery time 🙂
Relaxation: My 1st attempt at Tai Chi
My First Yoga Class

Sleep (BBC)

 

3 Responses to Rest & Recovery

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  3. Greg Parry says:

    Hey I enjoyed to read this article and appreciate that rest and recovery is very important for us.

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