Having a plan on how to approach your training is important. Having a plan for your rest days are equally as important. Rest days get you closer to your goals.
For beginner to intermediate athletes, committing to training 3x a week, taking every other day as a rest day is a great plan of action.
After several weeks of developing this new habit we encourage the two on/one-off approach for experienced athletes. Listening to your body is key.
In general, train less than 3 days/week and you’re going to be working in more of a “maintenance” ballpark. Train 3-4 days/week you’re going to see progress it’s just going to be a slower journey, but over time you’re going to see improvement. Train 5-6 days/week following our program while being coachable and eating properly and you are going to see steady improvement and break records for years to come.
At the end of the day, all of the above scenarios are awesome; your prescription is completely dependent on your personal goals that are laid out with our Member Success Manager in your Goal Setting Consultations. This is something you’ll have to experiment with to find out what works best for you. Be cautious not to fall into the trap of worrying that you’ll lose your gains when you take a rest day, because it’s the exact opposite.
With our approach to our program, you will receive equal parts strength and conditioning regardless of what days you show-up. Moreover, the balance between energy systems training and strength systems is consistent so even if you decide to train 5 days straight you won’t run the risk of burnout as long as you take the next 1-2 days to rest and recover.
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