Lesley, a highly knowledgeable Pulse 8 coach for many years, is a committed athlete whose week of activities is carefully planned. She aims to incorporate all of the elements required to promote improvement, whilst juggling a very active job. Lesley is a firm believer in listening to your body and doesn’t stick to her schedule if it feels wrong.
She says that working harder without rests is counter-productive and will lead to a reduction in results. So, sleeping when you’re tired and rotating the forms of exercise across the week, will ensure maximum results. Have a look at Lesley’s table above; it’s an example of how you can rotate your exercise to include all the elements you need.
Lesley explains that there are many systems within the body, which need to be allowed to recover. These involve chemical and hormonal balance, neurological and structural repair.
Recovery is as important as the training and without it you’re wasting a lot of your effort.