Is recovery really that essential?
The answer is a resounding YES! Even ask Russel Wilson or Tom Brady. Every body has a limit and once you have pushed it to its limit then progress is halted. The only way to raise the limit is through recovery. Recovery helps the body heal faster and grow stronger. This is why professionals sometimes spend millions on recovery. They want to progress, but they peaked, so they have to find better ways to recover. If you are feeling plateaued in your training, start recovering. Train Hard. Recover Hard.