It’s a 4 letter word that sparks a lot of controversy.
One that causes genuine offence to some.
A real slap in the face.
(No, not that one.)
But one that has people verging on questioning your sanity when you mention it to them.
“You mean I have to…
Yes, you do.
Your training isn’t the most important part of the process.
What you do when you aren’t training is.
For all our obsession with exercise choices…
Cardio or lifting?
Your training isn’t where the magic happens.
The magic happens when you get your rest and recovery on point.
When you are taking it easy and allowing your body to catch up with everything you’ve been doing.
All the plans I’ve ever written emphasise recovery.
And having a minimum of 1 rest day every week
And the only people who only get 1 day off are the experienced, well-conditioned athletes.
Everyone else gets 2 or 3 depending on their experience.
And every plan places emphasis on the importance of;
1. Getting to bed at the same time every night and getting up at the same time every morning…
2. Making good food choices that fuel your training and your recovery…
3. Hitting your 10,000 steps every day.
Because each of these help lay the foundations for improvement.
They enable you to smash the hard sessions that create the need for change.
Get your recovery sleep, food, and basic activity on point and you set yourself up for success.