Athletes who take “Recovery” seriously have a distinct advantage over those who don’t. Anyone earning a living from the condition of their bodies should be doing whatever they can to remain in optimal form for as long as possible. But many athletes believe that the goal must be accomplished by training or even over-training to the point of exhaustion, opening themselves up to injury and fatigue by not recovering enough.

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No athlete can compete at peak performance all the the time. Athletes in general tend to follow the no pain, no gain mantra and the ideologies of sore muscles, equals happy pain. How long can an athlete maintain optimal performance before they deteriorate  to barley function to worse injured? That’s why an athletic recovery program is equally important as a training regiment.

 

“One of the challenges of being a committed athlete is figuring out what to do with an active rest day, but you should refrain from your typical workout. You’re supposed to allow your body time to heal and recover but you don’t really want to. Many Type A Athletes feel like they are going stir crazy if they can’t perform some  form of activity (I feel you, me to!). Yoga is the perfect option for these days, and I recommend implementing yoga into your week.” Kristy Robinson – Yoga For Athletes Specialist at the Performance Compound in Tampa, FL Tamps Bay Bucs Strike A Pose, Tackle Yoga