What the difference between ‘active rest’ and ‘inactive rest’?
Active rest: When you continue your exercise routine for a week but lighten resistance to between 30 and 50% of your one rep max (1RM). The idea of active rest is to give your body a break but to still remain active during that rest period.
Inactive rest: This means taking a break for seven days from any weight or resistance training, period. Many people find that when they return to the gym the following week, they feel stronger and actually can lift more weight or perform more reps than before the rest.
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