Recover Like a Pro

By Andrew Heffernan |

Recovering after exercise is a key to long-term fitness, says trainer Joel Jamieson.

“To maximize results, the most important thing you can do is to shift into the recovery state within 12 to 24 hours following a high-intensity session.” Jamieson recommends the following the following recovery workout.

Take 30 to 40 minutes to do a combination of these moves, sticking with lower volume and moderate intensity. Perform the day after a high-intensity session or when stress is high.Restores full range of motion in the rib cage andduring the breath cycle.Encourages blood flow in the lower body and improves your ability to transition easily from a higher-effort to lower-effort state.Encourages blood flow, lubricates , and improves your ability to transition into the recovery state.Builds aerobic capacity, which supports and enhances recovery after hard exercise.Stimulates the central nervous system and promotes the natural release of the recovery-supporting hormones testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH).Slows the heart rate and supports your rest state.

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