“What the heck do you mean no days off? I am sore, I have been hitting it hard for 3 days in a row…”
How can I get better if I don’t take a day off?
I first heard about this concept from Kelly Starret in 2010. Kelly (a physiotherapist/ DPT) put out a video and said that you can do something else, but there are no days off.
No days off means you can take a rest day, but you need to have a plan to do something.
I mean that….there are NO DAYS OFF. You are now in training!
On the days that you are resting you can:
- Work on mobility 15 min (you are doing 10 min a day anyway, right?)
- Work on a weakness (double-unders?)
- Do some non-exercise activity (Walk, Hike, Water Ski, Swim, surf, ski, bike the trails, etc)
- Spend some time outside with family and friends.
Activity and Mobility are keys to longevity, physical and mental health.
No days off means that your ‘rest days’- are productive and are helpful in getting you ready to train.
Say it with me.
NO DAYS OFF!
What are you going to do with your next “Rest Day”?