Why are rest days important ? Well number one it could prevent future injuries. For starters rest days prevent overuse. Number two your muscles need rest. without a proper period of rest for your immune system to repair and grow the muscle, you’re not going to get the benefit of your training. Number three, you’re performance in the gym won’t dip. In general, it takes your body almost two weeks of non-activity before you start losing a noticeable amount of your progress or performance level. So don’t think that taking a day or two off from training will set you back all that hard work you’ve put in. Number 4, over training effects sleep. Is your sleep data all over the place? Over-training could be the culprit. Too much exercise can put your body in a constant state of restlessness or on high alert making a good night’s sleep tough to achieve. Number 5 your immune system can over heat During periods of heavy activity, our immune systems are constantly activating to repair muscles and joints. Without proper rest, your immune system can’t catch up to all the repairs your body needs. And then? You guessed it injuries and lastly number 6 mental edge From a psychological standpoint, taking a rest period can rekindle your hunger for exercise and help prevent burnout. Mental fatigue can be every bit as detrimental as physical fatigue and taking a rest day helps to recharge the psyche. so make sure you are resting for optimal growth 👍👍 #new#mood#instagram#instagood#instafitness#instafit#instapic#instaphoto#focus#determination#dedication#hustle#love#me#beautiful#fitness#fit#fitspo#fitfam#fitnessmotivation#fitnessmodel#model#quotes#health#bodybuilding#gym#workout#abs#muscle
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The Hundred is one of the very best ways to combat that Monday fade after a busy weekend 💪🏼 after our team Christmas party on the weekend, Pilates is literally a life saver today 😆 see you there peeps 👌🏼 #breathe#monday#pilatesworks
A little arm circuit I like to add into my arm day😈
Plate curls, plate raises and upright plate rows.
Effective workouts are all about variety in my opinion. Not just for your muscles, but for your sanity as well. I switch between following a plan and not, depending on how I feel. Sometimes, I just like the freedom of getting to switch it up whenever I get bored of a program. If you’re getting bored in the gym, get some variety in your routine! It doesn’t have to be boring, it just has to work!