February 8, 2018 – Recovery

February 8, 2018 – Recovery

Recovery Day

As tempting as it is to always do more, our bodies need the time to recover. Let’s really put that into practice this cycle. Rest and Recovery days are perfect to address some nagging issues and spend some time prepping food. Avoid the “I’ll just do an easy workout” mentality – especially if you have been ignoring your mobility and food prep. Dial in the basics, trust the process. -Noel

Mobility and Maintenance
* Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills and Spend 10-12 minutes on them
* Choose 2-3 Lower Body Mobility Drills and spend 10-12 minutes with them.
* Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills and spend 5-10 minutes with them.
– AND/OR –
* Body work from a licensed body worker (ART, Graston, acupuncture, etc…)

Nutrition Preparation
* Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

Mental Restoration
* Different for everyone – could be meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

Thanks to Crossfit Invictus for this post.