28 Muscle Building Laws

#24: Rest Easy

Resting is important. Always pushing yourself is counter-productive as you need some recovery time for your body to recover.

Including some rest days in your training split is recommended. Missing a day or two is no big deal. In fact it comes highly recommended.

This can reduce stress-inducing cortisol levels in your body too.

If it helps, it’s not about the duration you spend at the gym, it’s about the intensity. This is why taking a few rest days isn’t detrimental to your training regimen.