The Way to Shred • 01/10/2021Do Muscles Grow On Rest Days?
It can seem like torture, for the dedicated weightlifter to have a ‘rest day’. Many of us view a rest day as slacking off or being lazy, so we push ourselves to train 6-7 days a week. The three key features of muscle growth are diet, exercise and rest. We often underestimate the importance rest plays in enhancing performance and maximising results in the gym. When there is an imbalance between intense training and rest (recovery) you will reach a plateau in performance and can run the risk of injury and reduced performance in strength, power and endurance.