If I feel I really need it (pain, too tired, etc.) I just reschedule my workout and workout on my planned rest day.
It's really subjective though, only you know whether you truly need one or not. If you're not the type who is in the habit of making excuses to not work out, then I'd say you probably do need one. I'm the type who pulls out all the stops to *do* my workout so I know if I'm heavily considering a recovery day, it's probably because I do need one.
The other option is to do some low-mod. intensity cardio or yoga.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 8/27/2013 (10:38)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
All that matters is that you be the healthiest you, you ca
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