Over the past five years this site’s amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I’ll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week – Recovery Methods.
If Bill’s post on Contrast Baths got you thinking about your recovery work, you’re not alone. Here are just a few of the other recovery techniques we’ve looked at over the years :
- Rice Digs
A great exercise for strengthing hands and wrists – as well as helping to relieve a little shoulder and elbow pain.
- Innovative Hydrotherapy
Another great collection of ideas from the Diesel Crew – this time looking at pool-based recovery work. Good stuff.
- The Benefits of Using a Foam Roller
Rory takes a great look at an inexpensive tool which can make a huge difference to the speed (and effectiveness) of your recovery. Superb things.
- Underwater Treadmill
A great one for rehab or recovery work – an underwater treadmill. Good stuff.
- Bands for alleviating wrist and elbow pain
Finally, a personal favourite. Bands are great for several varieties of recovery work, including pain relief such as this. Over to Dick Hartzell.
Want more? Take a look at these :
- Fuel and Rest
There’s a clear relationship between what you eat and how well you sleep (and how well your body recovers from your workouts).
- Biphasic Sleep : 30 Day Summary
This marked the end of a month-long experiment, and the beginning of an incredibly effective sleep routine. If you’re ready to improve the quality of your sleep – rather than simply adding an extra hour or two whenever you can – I can’t recommend this highly enough.
Ready to get started? Here are just a couple of the recovery tools I use myself.
- The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook
When I woke up with shoulder pain the other day, this is the first book I turned to. Fantastic.
- Foam Roll Techniques DVD
Mike Boyle certainly knows his stuff – this is superb.
There’s also an incredible array of articles and videos on this site. Use the search box at the top of each page, or get in touch directly.