Rest & Recovery is equally important to athletic & functional performance as is the actual strength & conditioning component.
What is printed below is from the Gym Jones website:
Commenting on a disappointing performance at the 2010 World Championships Mark Cavendish said, “It takes balls to rest and do nothing and I didn’t have the balls.”
The hard work is easy, but it takes courage to rest. In an era when everyone thinks that more and harder is better few are brave enough to step back, to tell friends, “I’m taking it easy today.” I can hear the jibes from here. But one of my maxims is, “when in doubt, rest” and I admonish with it frequently. Perhaps the reminder on this t-shirt will help remember:
Work + Rest = Training,
Don’t Do The Work If You Don’t Have The Balls To Rest.
Photo: Mark Cavendish, 2009