Originally Posted by brown bomber
Why do a steady state jog on the rest day? What's the point? It's a rest day- on my rest days I was that ****ed I could barely muster the energy to have a ****.
Clear out metabolic byproducts, reduce soreness, clear your mind and give yourself a chance to associate working out with relaxing. Doing nothing is the worst thing you can do for recovery, and most people who are motivated don't like to take days off. Going for a long run, bike ride or a swim is a way for them to feel like they're still doing something useful. Combine that with a foam roller or a massage and you have the perfect rest day.