How to approach active recovery – Sauna & Hand-Lettering

If you’re anything like me then you love going to the gym. If I would have the time, I would go there twice a day. That being said, it’s not a possibility just yet.

Besides that, you can’t work out hard every day and expect optimal results in strength and muscle growth. Both are my goals and that’s why you need to program recovery as much into your life as lifting weights.

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In the video, I let you know what I do on recovery days, why I still go to the gym and how I make the most out of these days.

How to approach active recovery – Sauna & Hand-Lettering

On this particular day, my form of recovery went as follows. I had an easy and relaxed start into my day. Once I had my mobility routine done and breakfast was eaten, I headed to the gym.

At the gym, I went for a brisk walk. I do these sessions for 30 to 60 minutes and watch shows or catch up on my podcasts. Most of the time I end these sessions with some stretching and/or mobility work.

As this was a Sunday, meal prep was part of my day too and more wellness.

For no particular reason, besides some n=1 experiments, I did my first ever coffee enema. I am not sure if this will be part of my future, but I’ll give it a try. Read more about the topic here.

I had a couple of rounds of sauna and cold baths, followed up by some creative work.

My first hand-lettering work

What are your forms of recovery? Do you prefer active of passive recovery? Share your thoughts and the video with your friends.

If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments. I do my best to get back to all of them.

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