ATHLETES SHOULD RESPECT REST
25 Sep 2018 | BY : adminadmin | Topic Name
Too often parents tell me that their son or daughter has been training more and more every week, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. My first question to them is, when do they have time to rest and recover?
This question is met with a mixture of answers, most of which start with denial and a misunderstanding of what their child can handle.
I provide a link today, which explains the idea behind Minimum Effective Dose (MED), the theory of training with the most effective load the body can handle in one day. In days gone by, we have heard the saying “more is better”, however, we need to change that to “better is better”.
Our body needs to recover and regenerate after a particularly hard training session, this can take anywhere from 24 hours to 96 hours. Don’t fall into the trap of believing that you can recover from every training session in the same time, listen to your body and modify your training appropriately.