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Do Olympic Athletes Have Rest Days?

By Georgina Berbari, Elite Daily, 02/04/19, 12:00PM CST

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Without the proper amount of sleep, Olympic athletes simply wouldn't be able to do what they do, and many of them consider a good night's sleep to be just what their muscles need to rest and recover from their strenuous daily training.

Olympic athletes are some of the most dedicated and hardworking humans on the planet. Training all day every day to achieve the dream of taking home that shiny gold medal requires so much persistence and passion, but as otherworldly as they may seem, Olympic athletes have rest days in their routines, just like you and me. Sure, Olympians are literally next -level with their skills, but their bodies and minds need time to restore and reset just like anyone else's.

If you have a workout routine that you're personally dedicated to, you've probably heard that rest days are so crucial for repairing and rejuvenating your body and mind. When you go hard at the gym, it damages your muscle fibersand creates mini tears in them. While that sounds bad, that's actually what helps you build muscle in the long run.