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August 17, 2021 3 min read

Rest and recovery apply to all sports. Simply because it’s during the rest period that our bodies are allowed to adapt to the stresses associated with exercise and are provided time to repair tissue damages. It is through sleep that the body releases the hormones that help with growth, as well as replenishes the body’s energy stores to better prepare us for our next training.

Therefore, we train to maximize recovery so we can reap all the benefits from our workouts or training, and this requires a well-thought-out and strategic approach. Simply, we train to recover and not the other way around.


Rest and recovery will only lead to adaptations if training is sufficient to inflict STRESS RESPONSE from the body… STRESS INITIATES RECOVERY…

Every exercise triggers a stress or training response. When we push ourselves beyond our limits or current fitness level, our bodies undergo “stress” with depletion of energy reserves and damage of tissues, which our bodies will eventually repair and restore to keep a state of homeostasis. Our bodies will constantly adapt to the stress applied to them, such as the type of training we engage in based on our fitness goals and is accomplished through the recovery process.

RECOVERY provides the essential time for physical adaptation and allow for repair of damaged tissues and replenishment of lost energy stores and nutrients… EFFECTIVE RECOVERY TRANSLATES TO POSITIVE ADAPTATION…

After training, our bodies need a sufficient amount of rest and recovery. In order to adapt, there must be a time for rest when the body isn’t receiving any stress so that recovery can take place. Not having enough recovery periods can lead to incomplete recovery where the body will break down and become weaker, keeping off any potential gains as well as increasing the risk of injuries. The greater the stress, the greater the need for recovery. Recovery from exercise is a make-or-break period in which individuals are either at a risk for adverse events or up for favorable training adaptations.

With appropriate stress and sufficient recovery, TRAINING ADAPTATION,such as muscle growth, increased strength, and improved performance,occur…

The human body will continually adapt to new stress levels until it becomes efficient and capable of achieving even higher physical demands. If the stress and recovery processes are managed appropriately, training results in gains. Depending on the type of training, our bodies will attempt to cope and match the physical and physiological needs the type of training requires and so our bodies adapt to it. Although exercise provides critical stress that drives beneficial adaptations, it is during recovery that adaptations actually take place. Intense training creates the need for longer recovery that leads to adaptation.


Recovapro understands how important training is for improved performance. But as critical is the recovery period. Recovapro comes up with a line of recovery tools that will help you recover faster and more effectively. The faster your body recovers from a workout, the sooner you’ll experience the changes that your training can provide you, so you can continue to challenge yourself, provide greater training stimulus to your body, and so achieve greater physical gains. YOU TRAIN TO RECOVER, AND RECOVAPRO WILL BE AT YOUR AID ALL THE WAY!

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