I know I've seen threads talking about proper diet as well as threads discussing on and off season weight lifting. Assuming proper diet and generally good health, how much is too much?
My average week consists of 2 days on the slalom course which typically includes 2 sets per day. Additionally, I'll go out on my own boat on open water and do some skiing and wakeboarding another 2-3 days during the rest of the week and maybe another day of mountain biking thrown in there if I get my arm twisted by friends. Unless I take a hard fall, I'm usually not sore from any of this but after 3-4 days in a row, I can definitely tell that I'm doing things in a lazy manner and my energy level is not up to snuff. The strange part and it's consistent from year to year is that I gain weight and lose muscle tone this time of year.
First thing is, is this just too much for any kind of recovery? Second, would you guys recommend any light weight lifting or cardio exercise thrown into the mix to help? I'm 32 and I realize I'm not a kid anymore but I wouldn't really consider myself too old for any of these activities.