The Importance of REST For The Muscle Builder
You have the discipline and the love for training hard.
Training hard will get your muscles bigger, faster correct?
Of all that things required for a muscle builder to do, taking the appropriate rest might be the hardest.
Sounds counter-intuitive, but most gym-goers have a hard time stopping and just have to be at the gym every day.
It’s Called Overtraining…
And It’s Bad For Your Muscles
Overtraining can result in a number of things you don’t want. For example, burnout.
Burnout leaves you with low energy, low desire to train further, high cortisol, moodiness, and even depression.
None of which is good for increasing muscle mass!
To Avoid Burnout You Need Rest Days And Appropriate Sleep
Exactly how much you need will depend on your body, and you’ll need to learn how to listen to it.
This is so important because even though you know about the recommended 8 hours of sleep, you might need even more.
HGH Functions During Sleep: The reason sleep is so important is because that’s when human growth hormone is the highest and that’s when your body can recover, rebuild and regenerate.
Overtraining And Its Effects On Rebuilding Muscle
When you workout in the gym, you are essentially tearing apart your muscle and putting your body under intense stress (increasing the cortisol levels in your body).
This is ok for short amounts of time.
But certainly not every day.
Increased cortisol everyday leads to various health problems, and again, burnout.
It also inhibits your body from regenerating your stressed and torn muscles…which essentially means you are wasting your time in the gym!
After all, why break down your muscles if you’re not going to allow them the appropriate rest to rebuild.
How Much Rest Is Enough?
As previously mentioned, it really depends on each person, but a good bet is to give your alternate localized training…
…in other words, after training a certain body part, give it a few days of rest.
And also give your body at least 2-3 days week without any weight training at all.
And maximum performance.
Is This Scientifically Based Or Just Hearsay?
As always, you need to do your own research when it comes to your own body and how you treat it, but yes, this is definitely scientifically based and has been proven time after time to be true.
Working out without proper rest inhibits your muscles for rebuilding, raises cortisol levels (which leads to loads of other problems), and decreases your human growth hormone.
Studies have shown that rest significantly effects muscle regeneration and muscle growth.
So apply the same discipline you use for your workouts and nutrition to getting your rest and see the difference!
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Finally, what is your personally experiences like? I’ll like to hear your own opinion and questions below.