When was the last time you took a rest day? While working out is important, allowing your muscles to recover properly is equally, if not more important. Even if you don't take a full rest day, engaging in active recovery can still help your muscles to heal and grow while staying moving. Here are five of our favorite active recovery activities.
Head out on a hike
Grab a friend and head into the great outdoors. Hiking is a great way to get your legs moving without taxing your body too much. Plus, it's a great way to get outside and get some fresh air.
Play a different sport
Whether it's a game of pickup basketball or your company's softball team, regularly learning and playing new sports is one of the fundamental tenants of CrossFit. Give it a go for your next active recovery day!
Take a yoga class
Yoga is a great way to work on mobility, balance, strength, and coordination in a low impact setting and is a great option for active recovery.
Go for a swim
Swimming is an excellent low impact exercise and is great for the joints and body. It's also a great cardio workout and can help to build your engine and lung capacity.
Go for a bike ride
Biking is also a great low impact form of active recovery, plus it will translate perfectly to all those assault bike intervals.