Training is like a equation, every part is important. Nutrition, supplementation, training intensity and recovery. If any of the aspects suffers, your end results will suffer too.
A week of can increase you muscle growth
In this article we will take a closer look to the importance of recovery and how a week of from the gym can increase your muscle growth. So if you haven´t tried it before - take a week of and you will see that it is very foreign concept to you.
Some people train day in and day out for many years but they never really look any different. They often failed not because for lack of consistency but they had an inefficient approach and failing to take into account very important concepts such as taking a week of for recovery.
If you are serious with you muscle building goals then rest and recovery are extremely important.
Gym training is not your social hour of the day
You need to have dedication to your work out on the gym. Training is not your social hour of the day. So start examine you workout scheme. Remember, you don't "shrink" just because you don´t train for a week.
If you use a bad approach you will also get marginal results. So lack of intensity and wrong efforts will hurt your muscle growth not you time out. Your body need time to recover and by combining intense training at the gym with some time of. It will create the best stimulus for maximum muscle growth.
More motivated to build muscles
After you have trained hard with high intensity for some weeks a week of will be a well deserved break. After your week of you will be able to return to the gym motivated to build maximum muscle with at feeling of being mentally sharper.
It is important to remember that your body only builds muscle tissue outside the gym. You build muscles while you are sleeping. So if you don´t get enough sleep or train to often, it will be very difficult to build muscles. If you are serious with you muscle building goals then rest and recovery are extremely important.
The bad effects of inadequate rest
- You increase the catabolic hormones
- Decrease growth hormone levels
- Decrease energy levers