This will probably be a quick one but something that has bothered me for a while.
General advice on weight training seems to be to have at least a days reast in between sessions to recover as this is where your body adapts to the stimulus of training, and training too often can actually overwork and weaken the muscles.
But what does "rest" actually mean? Rest purely form weights? Can I still train martial arts on "rest" days (according to my physical condition post weights session of course) without detrimental effect to what I am trying to achieve by training weights? Would I have to train martial arts at reduced intensity for a day, or can I hit it full blast as usual? Or does it mean rest outright, no physical exertion? I can't see this really being the case as nothing would ever be achieved outside of the gym! But I don't want to risk overdoing it. I'm looking to ease in gently anyway, but I wish to start as I mean to go on, by doing things correctly!