Archive for the ‘Recovery’ Category

Photo by Dingzeyu Li on Unsplash

Photo by Dingzeyu Li on Unsplash

Your muscles and your endurance do not increase and develop during hard trainings but while recovery and regeneration. Many athletes are so ambitious that they forget this important premise.

Recovery can be observed from many views.

Yearly – monthly – weekly recovery

 

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Photo by Salvador Martin Yeste on Unsplash

On my last sailing trip I stayed at the wonderful Mediterranean Sea but I had a bad feeling about not training too much!

That shouldn’t be!

Relax

In my opinion you should relax on holiday. Vacations should be in your recovery weeks or after a main competition, then you won’t have bad feelings.

 

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Photo by Rex Pickar on Unsplash

It breaks every athlete’s heart, if you get sick – I know that from my own experience.

No training when you’re sick

Laying at home in the bed feels very wrong. BUT please do not train as long as you’re ill!

Your body becomes weaker and you don’t grow your endurance. If you have flu / fever / a virus infection, it becomes dangerous! Relax, recover, read a book about mental training preparation.

 

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Photo by Alex Woods on Unsplash

Photo by Alex Woods on Unsplash

Recovery is an important part of your training program.

Having a break and recovering is not the same as missing a workout. Your body recovers, your cells regenerate, your muscles grow and your endurance increases. This is only possible in a recovery phase.

And hell no, if you only have breaks then you won’t achieve your training goals :).

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