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My body is screaming loudly for a respite as I have seriously put it through it’s paces over the last couple days. That said, I always allot at least one stretch day in my regimen—one that’s typically Yoga-infused—just to be sure that I keep my flexibility where I want and need it to be.
It’s important to always listen to your body’s cues when you come across the point where everything hurts and you literally don’t have the energy to lift a pot much less a weight.
Rest is one of the most important aspects of training and if you neglect to get it as needed, you can potentially do unnecessary harm to the progress you’ve already made.
Remember to always take a day or two—sometimes a week is necessary—to reset and rejuvenate. Your body will thank you for it and the gains you’ll experience the next time you workout will be felt two-fold.