YOU NEED TO REST (A KEY TO GETTING BIG)!! 需要休息（變大的關鍵）- Nick Best
Born on born November 6, 1968, Nick Best is an American expert and trained strongman contestant and world victor powerlifter. Nick Best won the USAPL National Powerlifting Championships in the 125 kg category in 1996 and 1997, and also the WDFPF World Powerlifting Championships in 1996 before competing for the strongman championship. Nick Best belongs to Las Vegas, Nevada, and for the last ten years, he has been fighting as a Strongman. He is acknowledged as the “grandfather” of Strongman. He is the most grown-up sport’s contestant, but he covers everything from his understanding and practice of what the youngsters are lacking. Being the mature representative of society, Nick Best has a very definite enthusiasm for memoirs. Nick was the Powerlifting titleholder of the realm in late 1990. He earned the world’s account by winning the Shield Carry.
Hey everybody and welcome back to another video. Today we got something kind of interesting and dear to my heart that we’re gonna cover today and it’s rest. Okay so rest is really important. You see a lot of peiople out there and they want to get bigger they want to grow they want to do all these things with their body.
First, if you want to be super lean all the time, you’re not going to get real big. If you want to be lean, that’s fine, but take an off season get big, go through the old bodybuilders. An old bodybuilders you just call a bulking cycle where you try to get as big as you can and put on as much weight as you can, and then you can go into a cutting cycle, and you can do this like twice a year. Three months of building, three months of cutting, three months of bulding, three month of cutting. And what yo can do is by the end, you’ll put on between five and ten sometimes even fifteen pounds of muscle a year. Well yo do that after three to five years, you get pretty darn big. And then you can still be pretty lean half the year and then you can still be pretty strong the other half of the year. That’s the only way these work together. If you’re trying to do them at the same time, it doesn’t work.
But the most important thing that’s going to make you have a long career and be able to do this until you’re tired of doing it. It is the thing called Rest. Taking days off and knowing what your body feels like when you’re done, when you’re doing too much. If you’re sweating at night when you’re sleeping after an unbelievably hard workout. Okay, one night’s okay, you don’t train the next day, the next day if you’re still sweating when you’re trying to go to sleep, you’re doing it wrong. You went too hard, you’re overworking your body and your body’s not having the ability to catch up. So, that’s one big thing, “night sweats" are a big big thing. And it’s a very big indicator of how hard you go.
I was still on leg day on certain workout days, leg day I will be hot the whole next night and it is difficult to sleep that night when I’m trying to sleep. You know because my body I could just feel like a furnace, I’m reading them but the next day I rest, I dont’ do a whole lot, I stretch, which is very important, I stretch, I walk around a little bit, I do things to move around, and go about my business on a regular day. But I don’t train. I don’t train, okay.
Now my body heals, it starts the healing process, it’s going, the next day I come in like today, I squat it on Saturday, here we are it’s Monday, and I did chest today. So, I did chest, shoulders and triceps today. And it was a good training day, I had a lot of energy for it and everything felt good, but I got rest from the legs I didn’t touch anthing that I did with my legs. Now, in two days which is Wednesday, I’m going to do back rear belts, and biceps. Okay, so and then I’m done for two days, then I take two days off. The only thing I do in between is some walking and some stretching, movements stuff, mobility stuff, but I don’t do anthing that’s physically taxing because my body needs to heal.
此時我的身體在修復，它開始修復的過程，持續地進行著。接下來的一天，像是我今天進來，我上禮拜六做了深蹲訓練（譯註：腿部的訓練），而今天是星期一，我今天就做了胸部肌群的訓練。我今天鍛鍊了胸部肌群、肩膀與手臂三頭肌。今天的訓練感覺很好，我有很多的能量，每件事也感覺起來很好，而我讓腿部休息，我沒有做任何跟腿部有關的事情。而在兩天之後也就是星期三，我會做後背的訓練帶（back rear belt）還有上臂二頭肌的訓練。所以說，我做了兩天，然後休息兩天，在這中間我只會做一些走路、一些伸展、移動的練習（movement）、活動度的練習（mobility），但我不會做體力上費勁的訓練，因為我的身體需要修復。
Now the simplest way I can put it to you all as far as the healing process goes (and I don’t need this paper I’m holding anymore) is I want you to think about velcro. Now if I take velcro on this hand and on this hand, and I put them together and I try to pull apart, it’s really super strong. Well that’s your muscle so when you work out, and then you put together and you let it rest all the way to where it’s healed it’s really strong again. But if you keep going and working out six days a week and that muscle starts healing here, it’s going to come apart really, you can just pull it apart, that’s how you get injured. That’s how you end your career because as the injuries pile up, decade after decade, your body’s only going to take so many injuries and this would be like “hey we’re not doing this anymore".
So I’m 52, I’ve been doing this for 38 years now. This is the 25th year in a row that I’ve squatted over 800 punds. Now think about that for a minute and this is also the 25th year in a row I’ve totaled over 2000 pounds. That’s a long time. People just don’t do that. So you have to read your body, you have to get the proper amount of rest. It’s ungodly important and I’m going to tell you right now. It’s probably the most important thing you will do. Let me say that again, it’s probably the most important thing you will do.
If your body doesn’t heal, you don’t grow. You dont’ grow, you don’t get your goals. It’s just that simple. And you don’t want your velcro healing here, you want it healing here, you want the muscle fibers to heal all the way and the connective tissue that’s something else to think about that a lot of people don’t think about, is your tendons and ligaments also have to heal. And they heal slower than muscle tissue. And that’s a big big thing I’m not getting injured. Huge thing, as a matter of fact. So that’s my ranting that’s my rating, rating for the day but this is very dear to my heart, and it’s one of the ways that I’ve lasted this long. 38 years in this.
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