Its REST DAY!
I didn’t think there would be one thrown in there, but it couldn’t have come at a better time. I was feeling tired all day, doing all my cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. all in one day. By the evening, I was feeling pooped and didn’t know if I could handle an hour of grueling workout. When I couldn’t find that Day #6 video on YouTube, I was happy to learn that there isn’t one. Oh, how much I love rest days!
Rest is essential to any strength and conditioning workouts. It’s a critical part of working out. You must recover before any progress is made. Some might argue that it is just as important, if not more, than lifting another weight or running another km. It’s important for staying injury free, and allows for the body to repair and strengthen between workouts.When you get started on a program, you want to keep going at it strong. However, it is important to understand that you can overtrain your body and cause a larger, more serious injury. It’s more likely to get you more damaged than in shape, and if you do get injured, the healing process will take longer than the one day you’re giving up to rest.
But heck, I’m not complaining. My shoulder is still feeling icky so I am spending my night massaging that out. Working harder isn’t always better. I’ll gladly take the night off to relax and let my body prepare for the next challenge.