Recovery Workout

Often when I say a day is a “recovery” day, they think it means easy and worthless.

But recovery doesn’t mean easy and it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY! And it doesn’t even mean simply taking the day off.

Recovery can be active!

No recovery workouts may not be the most challenging thing you’ve ever done and no it won’t make you want to pass out and puke, but it may be even more important to your progress than any of your super challenging workouts.

Recovery workouts improve your mobility and stability to help you build a strong base so that you can lift more and work harder during your intense training sessions.

Below is one of our Recovery Workouts to make your body feel better and move better!

Recovery Workout

isometric-workout

WARM UP:
Roll out and stretch.
Here are some of our favorite stretches.

WORKOUT

Do both circuits below.

Set a timer for 5 minutes for the first circuit. Work at 60-75% of your maximum effort.

CIRCUIT #1:
Locomotion – Jog, shuffle, carioca, skip, backpedal, butt kickers, crawl…Move around at a steady, consistent pace.

Then grab some water and move on to Circuit #2.

Complete 3-5 rounds of the circuit below. Hold each pose for 30-45 seconds. Rest as needed between rounds.

CIRCUIT:
Warrior III
Scapular Wall Hold
Handstand Hold
Crescent Pose
Table Top Bridge

COOL DOWN:
Roll out and stretch.
Here are our favorite foam rolling moves…Especially if you have a desk job!

What is your favorite active recovery workout? How do you keep your body mobile and healthy?

SIDE NOTE: We love our barrels! Here are some great exercises you can do with this random awkward piece of equipment!

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Posted on August 21, 2014, in Workout and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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