Active Recovery

As important as your training for your gains. Maybe more!

Active recovery will reduce soreness and speed up the muscle-rebuilding process. An active recovery session helps muscle to recover better by increasing blood flow without putting a heavy strain on your muscles and joints. Active recovery also helps you by reducing the lactic acid buildup in muscle to reduce muscle soreness and keeping your muscles flexible.
All that will result in you being able to continue your exercise routine and see your progress over time.

Option 1: Warm-up + Posture correction

As the pros say it, nothing will assist your recovery faster than moving. So, for first option we chose a combined session of our "How to Warm-up" and "Posture correction" workouts. Those exercises will increase the body core temperature and are aimed to increase your mobility. Start your warm-up with some light cardio and continue with both upper and lower body parts then move to posture correction.

Option 2: Foam Roller

Foam rolling involves using a foam roller to apply pressure to specific areas of the body in order to release tension in the muscles and connective tissue. It has become increasingly popular among athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and physical therapists due to its numerous benefits, which include

- Improved flexibility: By breaking up adhesions and scar tissue in the muscles
- Enhanced muscle recovery: By increasing flow to the muscles
- Reduced risk of injury: By improving muscle function and range of motion
- Increased relaxation and stress relief: By providing a massage-like experience, which can help reduce stress and promote relaxation
- Improved posture: By releasing tension in the muscles that support good posture

In this follow along video from Tom Peto, you'll be instructed how to do a complete foam roller session for total body recovery.

Option 3: Mobility Routines

This is by no means the last option and we highly recommend to incorporate mobility workouts in your training routine. See below some great videos selected from youtube for some follow-along workouts for post workout mobility and recovery.