During my rest days (usually 2-4 days) I do two important things…
The first thing is video analysis. I watch my table tennis matches and practice sessions and analyze them point by point. I compare my strokes, footwork, serves, receives, and mental game to the top athletes then make improvements.
The second thing is stretching and light exercise. If I do absolutely nothing on my break, my body will become stiff. Staying flexible will allow my muscles to recover yet still be prepared for the next training session.
After a couple days of rest, I am back and ready to train harder and more focused than ever before!