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06-05-2007, 02:59 AM
What is active recovery? I'm looking at doing a full-body body-weight interval training method for the next 8 weeks and it says to have a time of active recovery.
06-05-2007, 03:27 AM
Hope this helps, basically you do either the same thing with less weight and less reps or do something that is still workign those muslces just not hard impact.
Active recovery involves participating in an alternative fitness regimen that won’t exacerbate the injury or healing muscle, and may or may not include continuing your primary activity at a low level of intensity for short durations. This healing regimen is sound physically.
To keep active, runners may bike and swim or run in the deep end of the pool; cyclists, too, may swim. Swimmers on the mend might spend time on the treadmill or bike.
I found this too it might help define it a litle more.
I know it is for bicyclist but it is the same concept if you do legs for your workout follow it up by some slow jogging or walkin briskly ect.
06-05-2007, 03:45 AM
MyoFacial release is something I haven't heard discussed on the site and I really have enjoyed using it to help sore muscles recover.
You use a big foam roller to perform deep tissue massage on the hurt muscle it hurts a lot but it loosens them up.
06-05-2007, 01:35 PM
Yeah, one of the things this recommends is a foam roll. I haven't ever heard of it. It sounds great. I'll have to look it up on the web and see what the cost is for one. Thanks for that insight.
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