Updated: Jan 9, 2020
You hear a lot about recovery and letting your muscles rest however a lot of people do not let their body recover optimally to enable them to adhere to the performance they want.
The body is like an onion. You break down the layers in the gym and then when you are resting and recovering your body rebuilds these layers stronger and bigger.
However if you are not optimally recovered you will keep breaking down these layers and cause yourself an injury. This is where the highly contended topic of ‘overtraining‘ comes into play as I think it does have merit. The key is optimally recover, actually rest on your rest days. Make this a chore. Let your body rebuild itself, ready to destroy your sessions in the coming days.