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How much do you exercise on "rest" days?

Old 06-04-22, 04:45 AM
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Old 06-11-22, 09:13 PM
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I usually bike to the gym which would be about three times a week. And when I'm not going to the gym, I either take long bike rides or stay at home doing the gardening.
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I exercise 7 days a week most of the time ... but not particularly intensely.
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I rest on rest days. I try to ride 6 days per week but no less than 5.

I did a long hard ride yesterday. My morning heart rate variability screamed rest. My TSB at -58.4 said rest. I would prefer not to have those numbers but the ride was a required qualification.

I guess my reasoning about rest is you get stronger only during recovery. If you have not recovered and you add more training stimulus, there is a chance you're just digging yourself into a hole.
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To me rest day means rest. Take easy.
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zero if i can help it

maybe a hike or kayak trip with girlfriend but thats it
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Old 06-23-22, 11:24 PM
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Rest day is walk the dog about 3 miles and work in the gardens. Rest day means no cycling or working out. It means rest.
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Old 06-24-22, 12:08 AM
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Rest day to me is rest, no exercise and just sit around all day like a couch potato man counting the days he have wasted or do some fixing around the house.
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