March 19th, 2021
Want to know something great? To truly reach your fitness goals, not only do you have to train, but you also need to rest.
It’s true. When you optimize your training to rest ratio, you reach your fitness goals faster! The trainers at Driven Fit + SWS explain rest days and how you can make the most of them:
A rest day is a *well-deserved* day off from your regular workout routine to allow your body and mind to recover. These days are a super important part of your training and offer several benefits, including:
Don’t worry. You can still maintain your fitness momentum, even on a rest day.
A rest day is simply a day where you do what YOU want to do to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. In fact, it’s good for you and can even help you reach your wellness goals faster. After all, we’re trying to achieve a total transformation when it comes to our health.
Our trainers recommend trying these activities on your rest day:
So now you have some ideas to stay lightly active on your days outside of the gym, but what can you eat to maximize your days off?
Specific foods can speed up muscle recovery, so on your rest days make sure to load up on protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables!
It’s also especially important to stay hydrated and drink lots (and lots!) of water. This will help flush toxins from the muscles and ensure the nutrients needed for muscle repair reach the muscle tissue.
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Rule of thumb…always allow for at least one full rest day per week. However, the optimal number of rest days depends on the type of workouts you are doing and other factors like:
At Driven Fit + SWS, as part of our custom personal training programs, we will provide a schedule that will include training sessions as well as rest days and activities based on your individual goals and fitness regimen.
We’re all about total lifestyle transformation and results. Our intensive training programs help you live your best life – achieve your wellness goals, rejuvenate, and restore, all at our unique studio gym. Get started today; call/ text our South Tampa personal trainers at (813) 440-3016!