Maintain muscle and fitness levels when you’re on a break

Maintain muscle and fitness levels when you’re on a break

There comes a time in every athlete’s career when they need to take a break. It might be the offseason, they might be injured or maybe they just need a rest to recover after a long stint of training. Whether you’re a professional athlete, regular gym goer or just play a lot of sport, rest is important, sometimes it may even be forced upon us through injury. Here are some tips on how to maintain muscle and fitness levels when you’re on a break.

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Monitoring Training and performance in athletes

Understand the General Adaptation Syndrome Model

The seminal work of Canadian physiologist Hans Selye, the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) model, forms the basis of many discussions regarding the monitoring of physiological stress. The aim of training is to provide a stimulus that improves performance. Optimising this relationship requires a solid understanding of the GAS model. This blog is an excerpt from Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes by Mike McGuigan, PhD, CSCS.

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