Are you the type of person who trains daily or do you take a rest day? Is Sunday a day of rest for you? I would like to discuss this principle today by having a discussion of how I see the need for rest.
Rest is important. We grow when we sleep. However, do we really need to take days off from training? I am going out on a limb and saying that we do not really need days off. I have trained daily, every other day and just 4 times a week. The results seem to be better with daily training.
Yes, there are times when my body tells me it needs a break and I heed that warning. However, planning a day of rest into my routine just isn't something I do. Currently I lift 4 days a week and do cardio 7 days a week. As that program progresses I will likely be training with a 4 day cycle. I will train each body part twice every 8 days. I find that my body responds well to this type of training so why not do it?
Don't get me wrong…you are going to eventually need rest. I just don't see the point to scheduling it into your workout program. Yes, cardio counts as a non-rest day to me.
So, tell me, why do you take Sunday's off?