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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