After a long week of workouts, it is important to make sure we are taking care of our bodies by properly recovering. How do we do that?! With a recovery and mobility workout! In order to make the most out of all the hard work you put into working out, a recovery workout is a must! Today I will be sharing with you a easy, quick and effective recovery and mobility workout! Doing this routine a couple times a week will make a huge difference in your overall performance.
What is a recovery workout?
It is a common belief that a recovery day is a rest day, meaning you do not need to do any kind of workout that day. This is NOT the case! On a recovery day, you should still be doing a workout, although it is a different kind of workout, typically focusing on mobility and flexibility. This workout is typically relaxed and requires only a small amount of time. The recovery workout I am sharing with you today is only 7 minutes long! This recovery workout is meant to help flush out any soreness in the muscles and release lactic acid after a tough week of training. It is focusing on hip mobility, back mobility, as well as adductors.
What is mobility anyways? Mobility is the ability for your joints, muscles, and tissues to move at their FULL RANGE! Increasing your mobility will allow you to perform movements fully without any limitations with range of motion. Mobility and flexibility go hand in hand. Without flexibility you cannot have full mobility. This is why a recovery workout typically helps with both flexibility and mobility! Having these 2 things is super important! When we workout, being about to move fully will help us get the most out of our workouts, and have better performance. Mobility is needed in many other areas of life, from walking to running, even sitting down and getting out of bed! Having good mobility will overall help you avoid injury in anything you do, not just working out!
Why you should do recovery and mobility workouts
Performing recovery workouts a couple times a week can make a world of difference! Your body will be able to recover faster, and you will be able to perform better while working out. Better performance equals better results! A good recovery routine can also help boost your mood and energy levels. All you need is 7 minutes a couple times a week to get amazing results! If you want to receive more recovery workouts, my 30 day at home quaran-lean challenge will include 5 workouts a week plus 2 recovery workouts per week! My next 30 day challenge will begin at the end of May! To receive recipes, notifications and more information about the 30 day lean challenge, sign-up for our emails HERE!