6 Myths About Recovery, Busted

A simple meal of rice and some lean protein is just what the body needs after a hard workout. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

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.

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