Why is it so important that I get plenty of rest and sleep?

Zak Andrawos's picture

When does a tree grow? When you are planting it? When you are watering it? Or when it is resting quietly in the sunshine, absorbing light and energy and taking in water and nutrients from the soil? Training stimulates your body to grow, change, develop and improve but most of these changes and improvements take place while you rest, recover and regenerate. So the message is train hard – rest “hard” – that is, spend as much time, effort and energy on your recovery program as you do on your training program