Sleep on it
One of the reason some people who train like crazies without much results is that they they know how important recovery is when you want to build muscle. Training is the first step in a chain of events that will lead to bigger, stronger muscles. But if you don’t the right recovery time, they won’t grow much.
Overtraining and systemic exhaustion are common in a lot of misinformed or obsessed trainees. Hammering your biceps with countless reps every week might not be the best way to get them big. It might work for a while, but in the long run, it will lead you nowhere.
So rest and sleep are extremely important. Did you know that sleep deprivation will drastically reduce your testosterone level. That chronic stress will impair your recovery capabilities? Recovery has to be adjusted according to the intensity of training; a 2 hours, intense, full body workout were you lift 10-12 tons of iron might need more that 24 hours to recover from…
How to improve recovery
In this section I’ll talk about the importance of recovery. How to adjust recovery time according to your type of training and group of muscles involved. I’ll give you some tips on how to improve recovery, avoid overtraining and maximize your strength and size gains.