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Active/Passive Recovery Techniques?

Just looking for anyone’s thoughts on what they do or try to do to improve recovery. I know Thibaudeau has an article out there. Any other things? Currently other than Surge, more rest on off days, a proper meal post workout drink and the hot / cold variating shower after workouts that is all I do.

Any other good ideas out there?

Stretching and easy cardio for me.

In a perfect world, massage as well.

As sxio says, stretching and gentle cardio. I try and combine the two on my off days, doing dynamic stetching drills (and stuff like grasshopers, spidermans etc) til I’ve got a bit of a sweat on, and then doing my stretches. Chad Waterbury’s ‘100 reps to bigger muscles’ definitely seems to be valid also.