Friday, June 14, 2013

How many days between workout sessions?

[T]here is some evidence that injury rates can rise after a multiday layoff, especially in activities requiring well-honed technique. A 2011 study of circus performers found that two-day breaks between performances lessened injury rates, but the rates rose again if performers rested for three days or more.

“The key is probably to not miss more than two days in a row,” Dr. Joyner says, “and skipping only one day is even better.”
--Gretchen Reynolds, NYT, on injury-minimizing break lengths