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      AvatarCorrinne MacFarlane

      What do people recommend for recovering from each workout? Is compression clothing and hopping on a bike the only options or is cryotherapy another viable option?

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      AvatarPatrick Thomas

      There are many protocols you can use for recovery.
      Some depends on what you are recovering from.
      Daily training day i.e. post workout cool down
      training: strength work, metcon, cardio based workout

      Adaptation Error: No Cool Down | Community Episode
      Community MWod Video: Linda Miller of VES Sports – Compression & Recovery

      Estim to flush an area using Marc Pro or Marc Pro Plus.
      There are placements to address most areas all over the body.
      The goal of post wod recovery is the
      normalization of tissue through the movement of nourishment and waste.

      IASTM is used to address multiple aspects of recovery. A coach, athlete, or practitioner can use HawkGrips as a tool for IASTM. HawkGrips are used to address soft tissue irregularities to improve range of motion and /or relieve pain.

      Cryotherapy is an a viable option if there is a facility in your area.

      A combination of recovery protocols can be used to address different aspects of a situation.
      Pairing mobility and movement with estim and/or IASTM has solid results.

      An active recovery day the activity selected needs to be restorative for
      that person. Its a great opportunity to work on a skill. The effort used
      should leave the person feeling energized not depleted.
      One example
      is a 15-20 minutes at 60-70% effort run, swim, airdyne or a 2K row. The pace is
      slower and conversational with a focus on efficient movement patterns.

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