Many are under the impression that the work done inside the gym is the most important part when it comes to seeing results. While indeed it plays a role, the role isn’t as large as one might assume. In fact, it’s what you do outside of the gym through proper recovery that truly determines how quickly or how slowly you see the fruits of your labor.
Your body needs time to rest, recover, refuel, and rebuild. All of this can be accomplished by getting enough sleep, giving each body part adequate rest before hitting it again in the gym, and feeding your body the nutrients it needs to function optimally. When you combine all of these things, you set yourself up for success. However, when you are missing even just one piece of that puzzle, it can considerably slow down your progress.