Who loves #activerecovery Sundays?
A rest day is so important to allow your muscles to repair/build/recover, your nervous system to restore, to reduce soreness, decrease lactic acid, for your joints to rest, to reduce cortisol in the body, nourish your cells, heal damaged tissues, give your mind a break, enhance adaptation to your workouts and improve overall wellness & performance.
PLUS you’ll be able to hit your next session hard
You should feel energised and not exhausted after active recovery. 40-60% intensity for an athlete max.
I love walking in nature and practicing yoga on my rest days as it increases blood flow and promotes mobility in the body without heavy strain on muscles and joints, allowing me to indulge in the amazing benefits listed above!
Ps. Did you know that studies have shown that muscle protein synthesis increases rapidly after resistance training, increasing to nearly double at 24 hours post workout!