3 Recovery Techniques to Optimize your Workout 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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Over the past 15 years, I’ve had my fair share of clients who get frustrated or hit plateaus with their exercise routine. What I’ve learned in this situation is that most of my clients weren’t overtraining, but rather they were under-recovering. While they were putting in the hard work and long (sweaty) hours, they weren’t putting in the intentional time to unplug and recover! And why would they? It’s not considered the fun or sexy part of exercising and it may not give you an endorphin rush like a good workout. However, it may give you better results.  

Believe it or not, my clients with weight-loss goals actually lose weight when they take a few days off to let their body recover. It’s all about balancing stress (from workouts) with the appropriate amount of recovery. It’s also important to understand that the volume of the stress of the workout dictates the volume of recovery necessary. Simply put, you can’t have one without the other. 

If you aren’t getting the workout results you’ve wanted, consider trying these simple techniques that will help optimize your recovery.

Rest Appropriately

Increase Circulation

Nourish/Replenish Nutrients

The most important recovery technique that you can incorporate into your routine is to give it as much time and energy as you do your workouts. It’s just as important as your workout, maybe more. By doing so, you’ll feel better and give yourself the best chance at optimal results! 

Written by Mitchell Keyes – Life Time Training, NASM-CES, NASM-PES, RTS-123, MAT Graduate 

This article is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations in this and other articles is at the choice and risk of the reader. 

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