Recovery

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    Michael Conway
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    You mention in multiple areas on the app about recovery. For example, when talking about frequency of exercising, you said that if you’re able to adequately recover then you should train a muscle group more often. My question is, how do you know if you’re adequately recovered? Is it just feeling good, no soreness, or other telltale signs or is there something more?

    #16566
    Joe
    Keymaster

    You mention in multiple areas on the app about recovery. For example, when talking about frequency of exercising, you said that if you’re able to adequately recover then you should train a muscle group more often. My question is, how do you know if you’re adequately recovered? Is it just feeling good, no soreness, or other telltale signs or is there something more?

    Short term the best gage is workout performance. So if your are able to make true progress from session to session, you’re likely recovering just fine. Soreness can be helpful, but only to a degree. Mild soreness/tightness may not be a big deal, even coming into training the same body part. But if it feels like you got hit by a truck…probably not. And as far as general “systemic” recovery, the best gage I’ve found IF YOURE GETTING ADEQUATE SLEEP is how you feel in the morning. Tired for no reason/groggy, etc…my be under recovered. Then just be swears of other variable that are al interconnected: stress, nutrition, supps, sleep, etc… not have an obviously shit variable and wonder if you’re recovering (example: if you only sleep 4-5 hours a night…no. You’re not recovering)

    #16605
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    100% agreed with Joe. Biofeedback is by far the best tool you can use and the more experienced you get the better you’ll become in assessing these internal signs. Soreness is a good proxy but it isn’t always accurate. Sometimes there can be some overlapping soreness between your workouts but as long as it is not so severely impacting your performance I wouldn’t be too worried about it. And when I said ‘too’ I didn’t mean completely ignore it. The reason being is that there is a chance that that mild soreness/fatigue could slowly start to accumulate over time and become problematic. So keep a close eye on how things are going and don’t let that hole get too deep before pulling back.

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