Rest & Recovery days
Rest & Recovery days
This month we’re talking about BALANCE and we’ve got a little reminder for you today.
If you have been going at it hard with your workouts, don’t forget to REST and RECOVER.
That refers to your workouts, but honestly, it’s critical when it comes to ANYTHING that stresses your body (and mind!) – for good or for bad.
4 reasons it’s important to take a rest & recovery day:
It gives your fibroblasts (special cells that help repair & build muscle tissue) time to do their job.
Your body gets a chance to fully replenish your glycogen (energy) stores so that your muscles are energized and ready to go for your next workout.
It helps cut back on repetitive stress and strain that can lead to injuries.
It’s good for your mind. It gives it a chance to focus on other things and take a break from working out, too!
The importance of downtime is often overlooked but it’s ESSENTIAL in helping you get the results you are working so hard for!
Research points to taking at least one day off every 7-10 days.
TIP: Before you start stacking up a bunch of rest days though, make sure you have something to rest from!
Also important: if you’re new to working out or coming back after a layoff, you might need more recovery time until your body has time to adjust.
Some things you can do on a rest day:
If you’re not feeling physically tired or sore, take an “active recovery day.” Do something active (but less intense than your workouts) like golfing, hiking, going to the beach, etc.
Work on a hobby
Go for a walk with family or friends
But one of the ABSOLUTE best things you can do for yourself on rest & recovery days is stretch.
Incorporating stretching into your rest and recovery days can help you maintain a balance between active training and essential recovery, ensuring that you’re ready for your next workout.
That’s why we are thrilled to share our FREE Stretching Guide with you! It is a crucial part of any fitness routine and here’s why it’s so important:
Improved Flexibility: Helps to improve your range of motion
Better Blood Circulation: Increases blood flow to your muscles which can help reduce muscle soreness
Stress Relief: Promotes relaxation
Posture Improvement: Highlights and works to fix any muscle imbalances
Injury Prevention: Proper stretching before and after training can significantly reduce the risk of injury
While stretching is beneficial, it is essential to do it correctly to reap its full benefits and avoid overdoing it. That’s where we come in. We are here to customize your plan tailored to your specific needs, track your progress, and provide unwavering support throughout your journey.
So, whether you’re new to fitness or a seasoned gym-goer, our FREE Stretching Guide is a valuable resource to enhance your fitness journey. And if you’re looking for personalized guidance and support, our team of expert trainers is here to help you!
Ready to start stretching the right way? Download our FREE guide today and schedule a consultation with our team.
Get your FREE Stretching Ebook here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ztxo4n9xq1905gj/The%20Recoup%20Stretching%20Manual.pdf?dl=0
Committed to your success,
The Recoup Team