Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | November 22, 2011

10 Mistakes Athletes Make When Developing a Training Plan: #7 – Failing to Incorporate Adequate Recovery

A lack of proper recovery will have a negative impact on your performance and may lead to overtraining.  There are two steps you can take to avoid this problem. First, consider the length of your training plan mesocycle (a specific block of training designed to achieve a particular goal).  The standard length is 28 days, which includes 23 days of relatively hard training followed by 5 days of recovery.  However, a 21-day mesocycle with 16 days of hard training followed by 5 days of recovery offers more rest.  Second, make sure you get sufficient rest during your recovery period.  I recommend the following approach for the 5 days: day off, 30-minute easy workout, day off, 30-minute easy workout, day off.

NEXT POST – November 25, 2011

Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting: Tip #53

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: