Rest days are just as important as your training sessions.
They allow your body to recover from the work you have done all week.
They allow your muscles to get used to the progression of the training.
Even if you feel physically ready to train, your nervous system might be fatiqued which will lead to poor form and movement which in turn could lead to injury.
Tone, strength, power and speed increase during our rest periods. Its a form of adaptation to the training.
Some people have 1 rest day a week, others 2 or 3. Some have the whole weekend off and train monday – friday.
There is no set plan you should follow except for the one that works for you.
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU MIGHT NEED A REST DAY?
Here are some signs and symptoms to look out for:~
*Struggling with sleep.
*Anxiety and irritability.
*Higher stress levels.
*Lack of concentration.
*Picking up niggles more frequently.
*Resting heart rate increases.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO ON REST DAYS?
Yoga, walking, light low impact activity are fine and actually get some movement into the body without stressing it.
But its also ok to have total rest too.
Listen to your body and do what feels right for you.
For more information on training, recovery and nutrition feel free to contact us directly.