Recovery Tool FAQs
What are the four R’s of recovery nutrition for athletes?
The 4 R’s that athletes need to keep in mind when looking to get the best possible rehydrate, refuel, repair, and rest. If you prioritize these aspects post workout your body will most effectively recover and repair muscles.
What is passive recovery for athletes?
Passive recovery involves resting for a long time after a strenuous exercise or activity. This means a quiet place to sit and relax to let your body slowly heal.
What can I do for active recovery?
Active recovery involves low-level cardio exercise such as walking, swimming, or yoga that will keep your body moving without too much effort or an increase in heart rate.
Is a sauna or ice bath better for recovery?
Many studies show that saunas are great recovery tools and can boost cardiovascular health, while ice baths/cold therapy better treat the muscles to help promote muscle recovery and more gains. Both are great options it just depends on your sport and desired outcome.