What do you guys think.
After you do a good, let’s say, two weeks of hard training–let’s say for exmaple something like a training camp–you really gotta rest in order to get the most of those gains.
And we always talk about “rest weeks,” but a week is kind of arbitrary. How long do you really rest, as a rough guide? three days? Four days? Long enough to feel good plus one day?
Interested in hearing peoples’ autoregulation strategies. I have always been one who tended to not rest long enough so i might err on the side of more time resting, but that said, a week seems like longer than you’d need.
I suspect the common practice of a “week” being standard is just an artifact of conventions of training plan design plus the “cultural” 7-day week, not anything truly physiological.