If you’re like me today, you’re feeling that competition all over your body lol

Here’s an article with some recovery tips you can read while you stay indoors during this crazy mid-April ice storm

4 Steps to Efficient Recovery After Crossfit Training

When we train we apply stress to the body. The body reacts in such a way as to meet the demands of the stress and prevent damage.

In the post training period the body will try to reverse the impact of stress induced by training. In an effort to cope better with future training the body will attempt reset the level of homeostasis higher than before. This adaptation is what improves our ability to perform during competition. It makes us fitter and stronger.

In order to get the most benefit, we want the body to recover fully from one workout before we train again.

The quicker we recover, the more we can get out of our training and the more progress we make.

There are processes that occur during training which lead to a reduction in function of the muscles. We can promote certain mechanisms through recovery techniques which allow us to get back to a fresh, ready to train state. I will discuss some of these mechanisms and what techniques have been shown to successfully promote them. In doing so it will allow you to construct your own recovery strategy to suit your needs. Every athlete is different in terms of what works so it is important to understand why to do things. This allows you to make an effective strategy to allow you as an individual to get the most from your training. [READ MORE]

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