Why a rest day?

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Why a rest day?

Post by dgkimpton » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:31 am

What purpose do the rest days serve?

Is it that the body doesn't get enough recovery time in the 23hours between simplefit workouts or is it simply psychological?

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Post by Admin » Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:17 am

It give the body time for full recovery, I am not saying do nothing just lighten the load, duration, and intensity for a couple of workouts.

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Post by dgkimpton » Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:22 am

Interesting. Do you by any chance have any links to articles about this? I'm intrigued why a 48 hour period is considered good - why not a two day rest etc?

Not saying your wrong, just interested in finding out more...

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Post by Admin » Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:28 am

Here is some good info

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_periodization

but like anything just listen to your body everybody recovers differently you may only need it once every 3 months depends on so many factors

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Post by dgkimpton » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:32 am

Hmm, interesting stuff.

Thanks.

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Post by magus269 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:23 pm

Kevin, theres something I've been wanting to ask you for a while about rest. I check out the crossfit site from time to time and I see that they typically have just one rest day over the course of a week. Does that really leave room for muscle growth? I mean obviously they get some serious results so they must be doing something right. What is they're belief on that and do they address that specific issue anywhere? Just curious.

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