Picture this: you’re nearing the end of a new workout, working up a sweat and hitting your stride. Feeling a mix of exhaustion and energy, you wrap up your exercise feeling like a warrior that came out the other side even stronger. That is, until the aches start to kick in a day or two… Continue reading How to Prevent and Relieve Muscle Soreness After Exercise
For most athletes, devoting time to rest and recovery is like balancing a checkbook…you know it’s important, but it’s hard to appreciate the value. Spending money is fun and exciting only if you have the money to spend, just like crushing a hard workout is fun and rewarding only if you have the energy reserves… Continue reading Why Athletes Need Rest Days: The Benefits of Optimal Recovery Periods
When it comes to the fitness gains you make, wouldn’t it be great if any forward progress were permanent? Once you hit that PR, you’d never fail it again. Once you ran your perfect 5k time, the only place to go would be forward – no fear of slipping back and losing precious seconds. Only,… Continue reading The Rate of Detraining: How Fast Do You Lose Muscular Strength and Aerobic Endurance?