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Recovery Cycle

This article is focused on the five components we consider to be the most influential on the recovery process during an active lifestyle in training and sport.

In any training routine, an individual accumulates fatigue that induces physiological and psychological demands that can reduce performance capacities (Skorski et al., 2019). Training fatigue isn’t just the fatigue experienced during weightlifting, practice, or other strength and conditioning strategies but the additional things we do in life.

Recovery is a powerful tool when it is used correctly! - Dr. Dane Bartz

Let’s take an accountant who lives a stressful life at work. They love what they do, but each day adds up and provides a sense of weight on their shoulders, and it continues to build! Now let’s move toward the professional athlete who may travel regularly and doesn’t have the complete opportunity to spend time with their family as they wish. Two different types of individuals experience life from two different lenses!

Recovery Clock

At Linked Fit, we strive to build strong relationships during recovery. Each individual may need different focuses to optimize their investment return towards their mind, body, and spirit! These focuses will help bring attention to a specific component of one’s life: health considerations, stress, nutrition, sleep, or training.

What does your Recovery Clock tell you?

The Recovery Cycle values the movements of the time and how it greatly impacts our desired adaptation. The movement of time needs to be structured and organized in a manner that becomes complete with the removal of incomplete patterns. In simple terms, what time does your Recovery Clock say? There is an hour hand, minute hand, and second hand with a standard clock. The Recovery Clock utilizes the same structures! The hour hand is the primary line of defense. This needs to be the primary focus for restoring homeostasis via recovery cycle standards. The minute hand is the secondary line of defense and should be the second line for optimizing recovery. The second hand is unique since it’s a continuous revolution and changes “every second.” Our lives continuously change, and each component of the recovery cycle needs adjustments to keep moving forward. Each component should always be retained and never forgotten to restore our bodies from the precisions of life.

It’s important to consider the advantages of each component within the recovery cycle, as they all add significant value towards the greater good of regeneration of physiological and psychological parameters. Next, this article will deliver a general overview of each component and how one can relate it to the benefits of an active lifestyle.