One of the best things you can do for recovery is to take some downtime; at times your body needs it! While you eat and rest, the body gets to work on repairing tissue damage, strengthening the muscles and making itself a little more efficient and stronger than before.
We’re all taught to keep pushing ourselves in order to reach those fitness goals, and we want our riders to do that however, without proper recover, you can halt your progress. Taking a rest day doesn’t always mean you have to do nothing; you could take it easy and go through a gentle yoga flow or take a light walk. It’s beneficial to stay active but also to rest – as a result of your rest days, you should be able to crush your ride hard again the following day.
But why is resting so freaking hard?! Not being able to rest when our bodies need it is all mental and we’ve all been there! You won’t magically get out of shape from taking a few days off; this is the time when our muscles recovery and grow. Hard work is done in class but the actual progress happens when we take a break and let our bodies heel.
Here are some things you can do while taking your rest day:
We love our riders and always want them to keep reaching for their personal fitness goals but with that, everyone also needs to rest and recover.
See you on the bike soon!