Each summer as the weather gets hot and the training gets brutal, I find it important for myself and my athletes to get outside the "four walls" of the gym, away from the high-intensity pounding of sprinting, jumping, throwing and heavy lifting. We all know the importance of training hard and heavy, but if my short 10 years of coaching experience have taught me anything:

If you want to stay healthy and continue to make progress, for every hard day in the gym an easy day outside the gym should follow.