Active recovery involves performing gentle movements and exercises to recover from vigorous fitness training and workouts. This method can include everything from stretching and yoga to walking and foam rolling.
Active recovery days offer your body the opportunity to recuperate from strenuous physical activities. Not to be mistaken for complete rest, it entails moving your body using slower, lower-impact, and lower-intensity exercises. These recovery exercises and techniques aid and even accelerate the recovery process by flushing out metabolites and lactic acid that builds up in the muscle during intense training.
In addition to reducing muscle soreness, active recovery methods and techniques can improve your athletic performance and prevent injuries—making it ideal for every and all types of movement routines.