L'importance d'un repos adéquat pour une performance sportive optimale

It is commonly believed that to achieve substantial muscle growth it is necessary to constantly exhaust oneself in a gym and gobble up loads of protein supplements. No one can deny that training and nutrition are crucial for getting good results. Yet there's another factor, no less important—indeed, fundamental. It is the rest the body needs in order to repair and strengthen itself. Why is it necessary for the body to be fully restored before the next workout? Lack of proper rest can lead to cumulative exhaustion and the development of overtraining syndrome. When that happens, training progress slows down and the results could even start to diminish. You feel constant fatigue, yet there's no growth; you try training even more but there's no improvement. Instead, the fatigue keeps growing and your motivation eventually starts to decline. If overtraining becomes chronic it can even lead to health problems. The reason for that is the drop in anabolic hormones levels and the growth of catabolic hormones, especially cortisol. The immune system is weakened, there loss of muscle mass, and the body becomes more succeptible to infections and injuries of muscles and tendons. Any physical effort puts stress on the body and brings it to a state of emergency. The body reacts with something called supercompensation. It's necessary to understand that muscles growth happens not DURING training but AFTER it—when you rest. The training itself produces micro-injuries—tiny tears in fibers and connective tissue of the muscles. They don’t present any danger; in fact, they are absolutely normal. The micro-injuries serve as a signal telling your body that muscle mass needs to grow in order to cope with increased workload and adapt to the new conditions. Time between workouts is when this adaptation (the increase in muscle mass) is taking place. But that's not all. Rest is still needed to prepare the body for the next workout, to replenish its energy. The damaged muscles also have to be repaired. All that doesn't happen momentarily; it takes time.

Pour une récupération efficace de tout le corps, trois éléments fondamentaux doivent être réunis:

Physiological recovery
Muscles can only grow and become stronger when stimulated by intense workouts. When accompanied by sufficient rest and balanced nutrition, they trigger the process of supercompensation that replenishes the expended energy and restores the damaged muscle fibers. That results in muscles becoming stronger and bigger.
Recovery of the nervous system
Our nervous system controls muscles during workouts. The more strenuous is our physical activity, the more rest our nervous system requires. Numerous research studies show that muscles can recover from a heavy workout in 4–5 days while the nervous system takes longer to recuperate..
Psychological recovery
It's common knowledge that muscles need rest after a physical effort. The same is true for our brain—it needs some quiet time. Our whole physiology needs adequate rest. If rest doesn't get proper attention the body starts to accumulate fatigue and stress, and that inevitably leads to exhaustion and overtraining syndrome.

La nécessité d'assurer un repos adéquat à tout l'organisme

Lack of adequate rest can slow down the body's recovery mechanism or even stop it altogether. For restoring energy and vitality and releasing stress it is crucial to give rest to the system as a whole. Then the body will always remain strong, healthy and capable of improving athletic results.
If you want your body to work like a fine-tuned engine you need to provide it with proper maintenance. Listen to your body and treat it with respect. It is necessary to schedule time not only for workouts but for adequate rest and recovery. It is just as important as choosing the right workout schedule or tracking your exercise intensity.
Thus, the resting time is a very important factor in restoring the body, boosting its potential, replenishing energy and releasing stress. Any person needs adequate rest for overall rejuvenation and healing of the body. It's even more important for athletes who need to make it an inherent part of the workout planning.

Le Système Gemslight est une aide précieuse pour une récupération rapide de tout l'organisme

Gemslight System is an ideal solution for providing athletes—or anyone, for that matter—with thе important factor of good health and well-being that is profound and effective rest. (See the description under SYSTEM GEMSLIGHT).Treatments with the Gemslight System allow to obtain an effective psychophysical RECOVERY of the whole organism after intense training IN SHORTEST TIME. Out of the line of Gemslight devices the most suitable for sports and fitness is CHAISE LONGUE GEMSLIGHT (see the product card).