Train – Fight – Recover;
The three pillars of the Manor ethos. We Train hard, we Fight hard and then we….don’t recover.
But why is it so important to take the time to recover and what exactly do we mean by recovery?
In short, if you don’t take the time to recover you will eventually break.
Those niggling injuries will start impacting your training, a sudden movement might end up in a muscle tear, physical (and mental fatigue) will mean you can’t push yourself to the max.
Think about it. How can you possibly be the best athlete you can be, if you are injured and burnt out? How can you possibly get into that deep squat if you have poor ankle, hip and spinal mobility? How can you ever hope to get the best overhead press, if you have limited shoulder flexion and thoracic mobility? You can’t!
Recovery is VITAL to improve your future performance, reduce the risk of injury and keep your body safe from over training.
Recovery doesn’t just mean sitting on the sofa watching Netflix with your feet up. Yes, that can be part of it, but active recovery should be a part of it too. This can be in the form of low intensity exercise like swimming, walking, a slow run or cycle, as well as stretching and mobility exercises.
What we should all be aiming for is for (active) recovery to be as much a part of our training programme as all the other training we do. You are setting yourself up for success when you carve out time to prioritise your mobility, flexibility and short bouts of slow steady state cardio.
Recovery sessions and days are beneficial for your mind, body AND your PBs!
Step away from the “train insane” mentality and give yourself that physical and mental break and the space for your body to recover. Our active recovery sessions focus on stretching, mobility and relaxation; helping you remain at the top of your training game. So, you can go and smash that squat, get a Hyrox PB, be at your physical peak for winter Yard Wars
We will be introducing further recovery elements into the schedule over the next few months. If there is anything specific you would like to see from us then let us know! And if you have any questions then I would love to hear them!
See you in a Recovery class soon!