Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Potent Recovery Aid

60 minutes of exercise just accelerated my recovery from the deadlift PRs by at least a day.  A mere hour doing mobility work and myofascial release has me feeling like a full day of rest has passed.  All I did:

Series of hip, thigh, and calf stretches
Use a foam roller perpendicular and parallel to my upper back
Use a fitball to work on my hips and lower back
Series of upper back, shoulder, and neck stretches

I highly urge anyone that does not perform recovery workouts to give them a try.  These simple movements are the most powerful supplements I have ever used.