Posts Tagged ‘heal muscle pain’

11/26/11 – Saturday – Rest Day Number 2

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Enjoy another day of rest.  Spend some quality time with family and friends over the holiday.  Plus having an extra day to rest will allow any bothersome injuries to have some more much needed time off.

Or if you hate sitting around all day, check this out Active Recovery

- MidwestFit Team

11/5/11 – Saturday – Rest

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Rest and Repeat!

Or if you hate sitting around all day (even though it’s certainly been earned this week), Active Recovery

- MidwestFit Team

What Is Active Recovery?

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Ahh yes, Active Recovery. We always mention rest and how it can be extremely important for recovery (it is). But today we wanted to share with you a little bit about Active recovery. Active recovery is when, after a long workout or competition, you engage in low intensity exercise. This can be done as the cool down phase of your workout, or on a typical off/rest day when you are a bit sore. The key is to understand muscle soreness from injury.  Although rest is always a good option, recent studies are showing that active recovery can also benefit you after a workout and in some cases can even be more beneficial than just resting.  Just understand that this requires extremely low intensity, and some people have trouble with this because they want to push the limits, so be sure to keep that in mind.

Here is a quick article discussing the topic: Active Recovery

Be on the lookout, cause we may start posting some things you can do on rest days that would be considered active recovery.

-The MidwestFit Team

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