Friday 120921

Posted: 09/21/2012 in Rest Day
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Rest Day
Or
Skill Practice:  Handstand walk, Double Unders, Muscle-Ups

Note:
This is the easy bit!!! Sounds easy and is easy, but it’s often neglected. As crazy as it sounds, rest is just as important as exercise.

In order to get fitter or improve in sport, the body needs to be exposed to stresses (i.e. training or exercise), once this has happened, the body then needs time to adapt to the stresses and for this there must be a period of recovery. Rest and recovery are also important in prevention of injuries.

It’s all very well being encouraged to exercise, but if your body isn’t used to doing it, or you’ve started a new sport or even increased the amount of training you’re doing then you need to consider some recovery strategies to help your body to adjust.

Sleep is one of the most important forms of rest and provides time for the body to adapt to the physical and mental demands of training.
• Make sure you’re getting enough sleep (8hours per night is a good guideline)
• Ensure your sleep is good quality, make sure the room is dark, quiet and peaceful.
Passive resting such as reading and listening to music are great ways for the body to relax, both physically and mentally. – Fitness Friends Web Site

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