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Although I enjoy a Netflix marathon every now and then, I have a hard time sitting still for a long time. Because of this, I usually opt for active rest days. Active rest days still give me an opportunity to get in low impact movement which I always enjoy. Here are a few example of my normal active recovery workouts.
I use my Peloton app to do full body or lower body stretches. Lately it feels like my workouts have been very leg focused so these stretches are always super helpful. I’m also getting better acquainted with certain yoga moves that really help hip and back tightness.
I absolutely love long walks. Earlier this year I left my house thinking I would do a run and ended up doing a 2 hour walk and it was so good. I try to get between 8,000-10,000 steps a day so I’m always finding ways to incorporate walking into my daily activities, but it’s also great as a standalone workout as well, especially power walking!
I’m not a huge fan of recovery runs, so I like a good walk/run workout. It still allows for a little bit of running, but also focuses on plenty of walk breaks.
For years I have always enjoyed doing a low impact spinning class to help flush out my legs, especially after a hard run or workout. I notice that doing at least a 30 min spin class helps with the soreness in my legs. I can’t really explain why it works for me, but it just does!
Tell me: What are your thoughts on rest days?
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