30 Nov '12, 1am

Miss a workout? It's not the end of the world. Here's why:

Miss a workout? It's not the end of the world. Here's why:

I am wondering, when you are doing a training program that calls for specific workouts with specific days of rest between them, if you miss a workout, is it better to just move on to the next day's workout or count that as a rest day and move the workout that was supposed to be on that day to the next and push the rest together? Sue Dear Sue- Great question! And, an especially timely one with holiday commitments looming which often make it difficult to maintain a routine. Your question speaks to the basic principles of fitness training. Research in the field of exercise science has led to the establishment of some basic training principles. Researchers have found that applying these principles is imperative for successful training. These principles are universal, meaning they apply to everyone and all forms of exercise, not just running. You will find them woven into the f...

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