Hello again everyone! It's a short one, but I think still important for you all to skim through. There’s been a saying in fitness, you can’t out train a bad diet. I would amend that to, you can’t out train a poor recovery routine for your goals. Fitness goals are not achieved in the gym, mostly. They are achieved in the recovery and everyday life routines. There’s 23 other hours in the day outside of the gym that make a bigger difference than what was done in the gym. Even if your goal is as simple as, I want to feel better. A poor recovery routine is going to make you feel like hot garbage more often than not, so there goes that simple idea.
To me, recovery boils down to 3 main areas, food intake, hydration and rest or sleep. Let’s reign it back in for a moment though, because I am not one of these knuckleheads that does not understand, life just happens sometimes. Do I believe that you HAVE to achieve perfection in all three areas of recovery? Absolutely not. There will always be times that are less ideal than others for sake of recovery. What I am encouraging here is to simply stay on top of those as best as you can, if you hit 2 out of 3, you’re probably doing well. Even the magic 80% number that many use as an aiming point won’t always be that easy. Focus on the things you can control, aim to accomplish those 3 pillars to the best of your ability and the results will shine through, no matter what they are.
Thanks again for your time today everyone, hope you have a great week and I'll be back again soon with more fun.
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS