It’s amazing how doing nothing and relaxing may benefit you in so many ways that most of us definitely underestimate. People may believe that the more you do, the better you get, and while that can be true to a certain extent, it really loses its value when it’s taken to the extreme. The key is finding a balance that works for your body to maximise all the efforts you’re putting in to that one activity.
People say that most of your training happens during your rest. It’s important to understand that a high intensity workout will give the most benefit if you leave your muscles the time to actually process the work that has been done. Of course, according to your level and to your goal, there’s an accommodation to make but it’s so important to keep this in mind, and by doing so you force yourself to listen to your body, instead of rushing into a new activity and inevitably finding yourself exhausted because you took it too hard.