It's a shame more athletes (and even coaches) don't realize these things. Exercise and getting stronger/more powerful/increased endurance is a two part cycle. One, work hard to stress your body, and Two, allow it to recover stronger than it was before.
And heck, it's the recovery and rebuilding that makes us stronger, so why do people skip it?
(Message edited by Matt_DeMinico on July 14, 2007)