Monday, April 18, 2011

4/18/11 - Rest/Active Recovery

AM: 20 min. Run @ Z1

PM: 5 min. Airdyne @ Z1
1 hour mobility work

Felt good today. Adductors are pretty sore from the back squats on Saturday. Did a lot of soft tissue work. Placed my leg on top of a barbell that was a little lower than waist high and rolled side to side. Extremely painful but effective.  Haven't been stretching nearly as much when sore lately. Doug Larson had a good analogy. He compared it to holding a band and placing several cuts in it (your damaged tissues), do you think that pulling on the band will help heal the cuts? I haven't seen any proof yet that stretching actually speeds recovery. If anyone has some articles on that subject I'd love to see it. For now, I'll just stick to the soft tissue work while sore.

A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. -Proverbs 16:9 NKJV

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