So I’ve started to switch my mentality with lifting lately and think bigger picture. When I was a distance runner we had a lot of easy “shake out” runs, either as the only run of the day or several hours after a hard workout. The idea is that the easy effort increases blood flow which helps with recovery without increasing fatigue.
I’m thinking yoga could be a good active recovery method for lifters and it’s something I’m considering taking up soon. Wondering if anyone else uses active recovery, what your activity of choice is, and if you’ve noticed any benefits.