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4 Ways To Recover Right

  • By Sarah Wassner Flynn
  • Published Feb 16, 2013
  • Updated Feb 16, 2013 at 4:31 PM UTC
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Work It

Active recovery is as important as your hard workouts. So even if you wake up completely spent from that interval session the day before, peel yourself off the couch and hit the gym. “I’ll do some very light movement to help speed recovery,” says pro triathlete Ryan Bates. “A five-minute spin on the bike, or a few laps of breast-stroke in the pool just to get the joints moving.” Agrees Kipping-Ruane, “I recommend doing a spinning workout or walking on a treadmill at a high incline (like 15 percent grade at 3-4 mph) for 10 to 20 minuteese. It’s tough, but it gets the legs going.”

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