Training is one fo these things. Once you star doing it you often get obsessed and want to do more. It is the hardest thing in the world to start doing probably because you know the world of pain you will have in the initial stages. I know myself that when ever I have started training it becomes like an addiction in that I just can’t get enough. Then something happens and you stop. Then trying to get back into it is so hard. I have spent the last year trying to psych myself up to go back to BJJ but to no avail. I still do other stuff like cycling, running, walking, daily wing chun practice and some weights but to get back to the gym is just too hard. When I cut out wing chun for a while it was easy to get back into it but BJJ is some much harder with a greater impact on the body which has made it so hard. I reckon that is why it is always better not to stop in the first place.
So why are some of the reasons that we stop training in the first place. I think the two biggest reasons, apart from laziness, are fatigue and injury. Yes it is great to train all the time but it tends to wear you down. A lot if the time you down know that it is having an impact on your body. Especially when people become obsessed and just go overboard they get tired. What contributed to it is not having the right equipment or the right flooring. That is why it is important to have anti-fatigue mats when you are doing your training. It is fine to be training all the time but can you imagine the effect it has on your body jumping up and down on a hard surface. It effects everything from your joints, muscle and even your internal organs. Even your brain get tired from all the bouncing up and down and the hard landing.
When you use anti-fatigue mats you lessen the impact on your body and allow it to endure more than it usually would. Why do you think they put down EVA mats and rubber mats in work places where people will be standing all day long. They know that the anti-fatigue mats will extend the time the person can work and therefore improve productivity. If they use them in work-places where they take a more scientific approach to worker health and endurance then the same should be done when training. With professional athletes you can bet your bottom dollar that they use anti-fatigue mats for training so you should too.