Nutrition and recovery go hand in hand. Like bacon and eggs or peanut butter and …. well pretty much everything. But actually what is recovery? Optimal recovery is multifactorial with nutrition, sleep, massage / therapy, movement and sleep all playing pivotal roles in recovery from exercise. This month we will provide everything you need to supercharge your recovery.
+ Week 1 - What is recovery and why is it so important
The time it takes for our ability to produce force to return to pre-workout levels is called “strength recovery” and is often taken as the best available measure of whether we have “recovered” from a workout or not.
+ Week 2 - Managing muscle soreness
This week we are going to talk about muscle soreness - a part and parcel of intense training!
+ Week 3 - Overtraining, underfuelling and the nervous system
+ Week 4 - Practical guide on how to maximise your recovery
The nature of CrossFit places huge emphasis on recovery. If you rock up to the gym - walk on the treadmill for 15 minutes, do 20 crunches and stretch does that require the same recovery as crushing a hero WOD? We want to make you healthier and better at CrossFit, and recovery is a huge part of this.
There is an incredible amount of science and technical terms when recovery is on the agenda. From glycogen replenishment, cytokines, neural drive and TNF- α it can be overwhelming reading about this. This month we will work through some practical advice to help maximise your recovery