Simple but Effective. Part 1.
Recovery, it’s the easiest performance enhancing thing you can do.
For a lot of athletes it’s the hardest discipline.
“Shouldn’t I be doing more volume?”
“Shouldn’t I be doing more intensity?”
I’ve never had an athlete ask “Shouldn’t I be doing more recovery?”
I’ve told more than a couple of my athletes that they would see an improvement in performance if they simply got an additional one to two hours of sleep.
Everyone has a bed. Use it more. Get to bed earlier. And shut off the electronic devices. Twitter will still be there in the morning.
Also consider a good foam roller or massage stick or trigger point rollers and balls. Hell, get all of those. They’ll cost you all of $100 and 10-15 minutes a day to use. And here’s a bold concept: you can even use them while watching your “must watch tv show”. Look at that, you’re multitasking!
Recovery. It’s not a complicated concept. But it’s important. So do it.
Or in the words of someone smarter than me, “Don’t do the work if you don’t have the balls to do the rest.”