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Issue #11 Recovery

Issue #11 Recovery

Another key element in performing our best this season is recovery. The most important thing about recovery is finding a routine that works for you. Try different things until you find what makes your body feel the best. The better and quicker you can recover, the harder you can train. Once you find the routine that works best for you, be consistent. Try to dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to your recovery routine. Being disciplined with your recovery will give you longevity in the sport and help your body break down less over time.

Below I have created a list of recovery items that you can incorporate into your routine. The top list are the essentials. These are things that should be in everyone’s daily recovery routine. The bottom list includes supplementary methods. These are great things to try out if you have additional time or want to focus on a specific recovery area. 

ESSENTIALS:

Proper nutrition

Sleep

Stretching

SUPPLEMENTARY:

Foam rolling

Soft-tissue work

E-Stim

Dry-needling/acupuncture

Chiropractic work

Float tank

Epsom salt bath

Ice bath

Grastin

Cupping

Active recovery (light warmup, underwater treadmill, Alter-G)

If you are interested in learning more about a specific recovery method in the list above let me know in the comments, and I will cover it in more detail in the next newsletter.

-MN

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

-John Wooden

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Hi Michael,
    This isn’t related to recovery, but when you hit the last 100 of a 400m race and your body starts really fighting, do you try to focus on your preparedness for the race or empty your mind of thought altogether?
    God Bless

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