Expert Answers: What Should I Do on My Recovery
Everyone’s ideal recovery (or rest) day will differ, depending on
factors such as training goals, fitness level, and workout
intensity, frequency, specificity, and duration. As a starting
point, experts agree on the following guidelines: keep moving,
embrace self-care, try something new, and make time.
Click here to help determine your
personal recovery regimen.
The Recovery Zone
Expert Answers: Upper-Body Foam Rolling
Foam rolling your upper body muscles can be tricky. Our expert’s
guidance will help you make the right moves. Most muscles
in your upper body can benefit from foam rolling, but
they’re harder to reach and a little trickier to release than the
muscles in your lower back, glutes, and legs. Done right, though,
you can safely and comfortably use a foam roller to target back
pain, relieve kinks in your shoulders, and soothe overworked
biceps and triceps. Click here to learn
On a Roll
According to a new study, two minutes of foam rolling enhances
flexibility just as much as static stretching. Ready to
start? Roll out each muscle group for about 40 seconds,
relaxing for about 15 seconds between sessions, and completing
two sessions per muscle group. Repeat daily.
Click here for more information and
video of rolling techniques.
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