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Do you take a rest day between workouts?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:25 AM on Nov. 1, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • No, what I do is alternate muscle groups so you don't end working the same muscle twice in a row, you need at leasrt a day for the muscles to recuperate, but I do take Sundays off..........

    Answer by older at 11:26 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • I took Sunday off this week. Normally I take the entire weekend off from doing the wii fit.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 11:27 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Yes, it's good to let your body rest. It helps to keep from injuring yourself and you see more results if you take a rest day every four days. Work out four days, take a break, work out four days (something different from the four days before), take a day off. I've seen such good results doing this.

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 11:42 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • I agree with older, it's good to work opposing muscle groups if you don't take a break. Or you can take a day of rest in between workouts. I don't necessarily rest between days of doing things like yoga, but I probably wouldn't do weight training every day.

    Answer by pam19 at 12:50 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • not usully no

    Answer by san78 at 1:42 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • I take one or two days off per week, normally. When I know I am coming up on a rest day, I will usually kick my own butt the day before--do extra long, hard cardio or weight lifting, plus a jog or something. I have really learned to listen to my body and know when it's okay to keep going, and when I really do need a day or two of rest.

    Answer by vicesix at 4:07 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • sometimes

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 5:41 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • I do but then I don't have a choice. My ankles are in horrible shape (very crunchy) from past injuries and if I over do it I pay for it.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 7:43 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • for some reason, family obligations get into the mix and give me days off - usually I don't plan to have days off

    Answer by tortkey at 1:15 AM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • M cardio T bootcamp W cardio TH bootcamp FR Funday (cardio tennis) Sat Crossfit Sun rest.

    Answer by lynnard at 1:34 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

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