You need hard work for progression. Some think it comes easy.
“Oh it’s too hard, I’m not recovering” etc etc.
Bah....dig deep, exert yourself, train like you want it.
Take a fckn supplement, even if it is a placebo. A pre workout, creatine, beta alanine, Joe Weiders Inosine..Ino-fckn-sine, whatever.
Ok, but if you progress as a result of more recovery then like I said goal achieved, who are you to say he hasn’t worked hard enough, the discussion is moot.