Elite athletes train 7 days per week, 365 days per year. You can exercise every day as long as you do so intelligently. You must balance your moderate intensity days with maximum intensity sessions. For example, you cannot run intense sprint drills 7 days per week. Warriors must train hard but also train smart. Over-training will lead to excessive muscular burnout and breakdown. It is a good idea to use one day per week for rest. I typically "rest" on Sunday. My "rest" day usually consists of some walking, stretching, and light shadow boxing. There is no reason to sit around all day like a couch potato. Most importantly, listen to your body. No one knows your body better than YOU. If you are completely beat down, there is no shame in taking some time to rest and recuperate.
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