Ladies & Gents, Today I wanted to discuss the importance of recovery rest and days off from the gym! YES I SAID IT DAYS OFF FROM THE GYM! LOL It’s vital that we allow ourselves to heal so we can get the results we want. Remember to Train Hard, Eat Clean & Pray Harder and REST and enjoy life! Preserve your sexy!
Here are some articles that i found that will stress to you the importance of resting your body & mind:
How important is rest day while working out?
After solid months of training, take at least five days off (in a row) and don’t do anything “real physical” in or out of the gym
This is very important in the recovery phase of weight training. Proper weight training puts a lot of stress on the muscles and the body. You are damaging muscle fibers that need to be rebuilt and reinforced.
The weight training is just the stimulus for muscle growth. The real growth and repair of the muscle comes when you are out of the gym resting. The rest is what causes them to grow and get stronger.
Much like a battery needs to be recharged once in a while so does our bodies. We need to take a few days off after about every two months of intense training. This should be at least five days, preferably seven days.
Do absolutely nothing involving weights, aerobics, or cardio. Nothing. Zilch. Don’t even go to a gym unless it is to tan, relax in the Jacuzzi, or shower. Do not do cardio.
You need this time to let your body recover and recuperate from the time you’ve spent training. After three days of not doing anything real physical, you will feel more energized.
Don’t worry about becoming unmotivated and fearful you might stop going to the gym. The opposite is true. After five or so days of straight rest, you will be so full of energy that you will want to bust down the door to the gym to get inside. It happens. When you rest your body often, you can expect it to recover from these intense workouts better.
If you have been working out for quite some time, such as two to three months, and you don’t feel the least bit fatigued on some days, I may have to question if you are working out with the utmost intensity. Intense and demanding workouts will, sooner or later, start to wear you out.
If you don’t get enough rest, your body’s immune system will force you to take some time off (by becoming sick) Think about what stress does to your body. Stress can make you sick. You must allow your body to recuperate fully or the residual effects of long-term weight training will shut it down.
As you can tell, the need to rest when building muscle is an important, but often overlooked part. – shawnlebrunfitness
RESTING YOUR MIND AS WELL!!!
*** Resting the mind is like manna from heaven. Meditation, prayer and focusing on the present moment all lead to improved health. There are many ways to meditate, many ways to pray, and many ways to focus your attention on being present in this moment right now. Whatever works for you, just do it!