Rest Days, or Recharge Days if you’d rather. No matter what you call it, your body needs rest and recovery to get stronger and faster. The number of days you take each week will vary and highly depends on the intensity of your training schedule relative to your fitness level. Some of these days may need to be full rest days while others may be active recovery (light exercise). Always listen to your body. The negative impacts of not properly resting and recovering can make it far more likely that you don’t adhere to your workout routine and increases the risk of injury.
Here's a list of active recovery ideas:
- Stretch (dynamic, mobility, and static)
- Walk the dog (or kid)
- Light yoga
REMINDER: Always listen to your body.