The weeks following a major #competition are often a great time to complete an "Active Recovery Block". Active Recovery Blocks are typically used as a way to actively recover from high-stress training blocks, compared to passive #recovery strategies (e.g., complete detraining). To optimize this block of #training, the lifter or #coach should choose variations that limit the external load used (e.g., avoid loads above ~75 % 1RM). Using lift variations that require more balance or coordination and dumbbell-based loading strategies can be a great tool to accomplish this, since the correspondent load will be inherently lighter. Doing so allows the lifter to #recover faster than simply taking time off given increased blood flow to various tissues benefiting from delivery of nutrients, growth factors, etc. Often times, these short recovery periods can help improve #motivation to train as well.
Active Recovery Blocks don't require a typical #deload structure at the end of the training block and act as a preparatory phase leading into the next hypertrophy or strength block of training. The length of the Active Recovery Block can range between 2-6 weeks. This is determined by the motivation of the #athlete to return to normal training, the dissipation of nagging injuries, and the length of time until the next meet. Decrease specificity, increase variation, have fun training, and don't go too heavy.”
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