For many athletes, one of the hardest things is not completing scheduled hard workouts, but rather working in adequate recovery time into their training cycle. This usually results in issues like injury or burn out over the long term, hindering long term performance for the athlete. By scheduling in active recovery workouts and treating them as an actual training session, athletes can see greater gains and remain injury free over time.
First, we must understand what “active recovery” actually means. Recovery implies that you give your body and mind time to bounce back from the demands and stresses you h