I never thought much about recovery until I got older. Until then, recovery was simply something I did after getting jacked up. My attitude was always, “Why spend time recovering when you can spend that time training hard?” It’s a good question but also one that has a definitive answer — because you’ll perform better and get injured less. However, despite the facts, the question of recovery is still one that many of us learn the hard way.
Recovery isn’t just something you do when you’re injured — recovery is part of training.
Instead of learning the hard way, here’s how you can make the most of your off days to recover well.