So let’s break it down for you. You need that downtime in-between your workouts! Your body takes a huge toil on itself when you get thrown to the ground, or when you try to break a board in half, or maybe your doing some crazy flips and spins and might land a little weird on your foot. All that can cause excessive strain and worse, can cause you to actually get injured.
Taking a day or two off is not going to be the end of the world, or it’s not going to put you months behind on getting your next belt upgrade. Think about it, what if you actually get hurt in some exercises or drills? The time off from an injury is going to be much greater than taking it easy and taking some time off for yourself.
Supplementing can sure help, especially when you are taking supplements that are designed for anti-inflammatory. But you also know what helps? And this might be something you never thought of or it’s too easy to think of. But listening to some relaxing and soothing sounds for an hour or two, Just lay there, lay on the floor, lay on the bed or even the couch and open up your phone, pull up the YouTube add and start typing “Relaxing sounds….” you will get bombarded with 1,000’s of videos out there.
Now take a minute, find something that attracts your eye, then put the phone to the side and just relax! Resting is very essential for our bodies and something as little as an hour a day just laying there can have significate improvements for us, not only for our physical wellbeing but also for our mental health.