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rest days needed

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

So I just started Sunday doing wall push-up. I thought since I was only doing the push-ups and starting with modified ones that I wouldn't need to take rest days. One of the great things about SP is the people care about you. So I got an email from OLDEROWL as he thought maybe I'd need to take rest days. He asked SPARK_COACH_JEN and she replied as follows:

If you're working your muscles to fatigue (which you should be with most strength exercises), then they should get a day of rest in between workouts. Push-ups and sit-ups are a little different in that they aren't the same kind of overload to your muscles. So I think they are okay to do 2 days in a row, although you might want to take a day or two of rest from them each week.
That being said, planks are a much more effective exercise for your core. Even crunches are better than sit-ups because they typically put less stress on your lower back.
Hope that helps!

So I will continue but have a couple of rest days a week. Today was a rest day from my wall push-ups. I'm only doing about 10 in a set and only 1 or 2 sets in a day but not close together if I do a second set. I need to build up to 3 sets of 15 before moving on to the next modification.

Thanks and have a great rest of the week.
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    To me, one of the great benefits of Spark, is that you get answers to questions. emoticon
    531 days ago
    You got excellent advice. Just gotta love SP!
    531 days ago
    Always good to have people Pl le watch out for you. Also always good to have rest days
    532 days ago
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