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We’ll say it right here: Rest days are just as important as training days. Without enough time for recovery, your body won’t be able to fully benefit from your training sessions and give you the fuel you need to keep going. And with so many post-workout recovery options out there — such as bone-chilling ice baths, massage equipment, foam rollers, CBD elixirs, etc. — it may be tough to figure out which ones you should add to your own routine. We decided to consult the expert.
“A vital part of training is recovery,” said Alo Moves fitness instructor Callie Gullickson. “Without recovery, the results we are looking for throughout our training will be nonexistent.”
Gullickson defines recovery as “the techniques and actions taken to maximize our body’s repair.” When you think of recovery, you might think about it in terms of the physical aspects. But that’s only part of the equation.