Know When It’s Time to Take a Break
There is such a thing as working too hard for too long—just like your mind needs a break, your muscles do too. One study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that taking a short break away from the gym may help re-sensitize your muscles to m-TOR, a protein that signals muscle growth. That, in turn, can increase your training benefits and enhance recovery when you do hit it hard again.
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