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Proper rest and recovery are essential elements to any successful training program.  For the most part, they are also the least planned and underutilized ways to improve.  Many gym-goers take an ‘all or nothing’ approach to their workout routines.  When you train, you train very hard.  When you don’t train, you do nothing at all.  The bottom line: you need to combine quality work with quality rest to get the results you want.  Sleep, hydration, stretching/foam rolling and posture will increase your output ability, decrease recovery time and decrease injuries

Muscle Knots, also known as trigger points or adhesion's, tend to be very common among fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike. Essentially these are areas of tension that develop within our muscles from various types of stress we put on the body.  This is most commonly seen due to physical overuse and/or injury.  However, a sedentary lifestyle can be an equal culprit.  When a muscle is stretched out too much (like slouching forward behind a desk 8 hours a day) it will respond by going into spasm so it can’t be