Table of Contents
- Myth 1: I Don’t Really Need All The Recovery Days My Coach Gives Me
- Myth 2: Carbs Are Overrated As Recovery Fuel
- Myth 3: More Recovery Means Less Training
- Myth 4: I Need Extra Protein After A Hard Workout
- Myth 5: The Older You Are, The Longer It Takes To Recover
- Myth 6: Ibuprofen Helps You Recover Better
Myth 3: More Recovery Means Less Training
Truth: More recovery could mean more efficient training. It means recovering when you need to recover and training hard when you need to train hard, not just slogging through endless hours of mediocre workouts just to log them in.
“Beware of defining yourself by training volume rather than the results of your training,” says Weatherley-White.
Instead, be aware of when you’re too fatigued from work, travel and everything else going on to hit your splits, and be aware of when your body can absorb and be productive with that training volume. That’s what performance gains are made of, he says.