Is incorporating a rest day beneficial when strength training?
Let me give some background for the question - I spent quite a bit of time training for half marathons about five years ago. During that time, I read a great deal about the sport, and most sources counselled a rest day following the lengthiest run of the week. Articles like those found in Runner's World stated that a rest day should not include anything strenuous. My husband, who always concentrated on strength training, never wanted to take a rest day.
Five years later, I am back on the fitness wagon, taking strength and fitness classes at AFS, in addition to resuming running again. Which brings me to my aforementioned question.