Recovery is just as important as training hard. In fact, the harder you train, the more recovery you will need. We are currently in a light week in the gym. Generally speaking, every 4th week will be a light week. This means lifting at about 80% of the usual weight, and only doing two sessions, as opposed to three. Our skill training will stay the same.
Usually I find that after a light week, there is an imediate improvement the following week. Giving your body a chance to recover is one of the best ways to maximise training.
Other recovery tips: Eat within 20 minutes of finishing a gym session, drink heaps of water, never let yourself get hungry, sleep enough so that you don’t struggle to get out of bed in the morning.
Here are a few links with more information on recovery.