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Rest and Recovery….what’s the big deal?

January 28, 2010

Most athletes 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 athletes.

Rest days are critical to sports performance for a variety of reasons. Some are physiological and some are psychological. Rest is physically necessary so that the body and especially the muscles can repair, rebuild and strengthen. For recreational athletes, building in rest days can also help maintain a better balance between home, work and your fitness goals. Read on here…

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