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Top Myths About Recovery

  • By Marty Munson
  • Published Jul 12, 2013
  • Updated Jul 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM UTC
Photo: Scott Draper


Myth: More recovery means less training.

Truth: More recovery could mean more efficient training. It means recovering when you need to recover and training hard when you need to train hard, not just slogging through endless hours of mediocre workouts just to log them in. “Beware of defining yourself by training volume rather than the results of your training,” says Weatherley-White. Instead, be aware of when you’re too fatigued from work, travel and everything else going on to hit your splits, and be aware of when your body can absorb and be productive with that training volume. That’s what performance gains are made of, he says.

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