If you want to exercise to be part of your routine, remember it is a marathon, not a sprint. Plan your gym schedule in a way that you’ll be able to sustain it in your day to day living, instead of treating it like a month or two challenges. Aside from that, you have to allow your body to recover as well because that’s when your gains happen.
Athletes spend the majority of their time in training and participating in their chosen sports or event. The idea is if you want to improve you have to train harder. Because of this, most of them tend to neglect sleep and recovery. What they don’t realize is that skimping on both of those can single-handedly halt your gains, increase your risk for injury in the gym or on the road, and hinder processes in your body that regulate, well, pretty much everything. Here are the reasons why sleep and recovery are also just as important in your routine as an athlete.