Exercises and Workouts – Three Secrets Elite Athletes Know About Recovery

October 2, 2018

CMG Recovery Kenworth

As you go about your workout program, one aspect you will want to keep in mind is how your recovery is progressing along. Recovery is something that is a constant effort and must always be monitored for the best results. If you are not recovering, you will pay the price. You will not see…

  • the strength progression you are after,
  • you will not be feeling your best, and
  • you may even come to hate the process of working out altogether.

The good news is recovery is something you can work at improving. When you understand a few fundamental concepts, the process becomes much more comfortable.

Let us look at three “secrets” all elite athletes know about recovery and what this means to you…

1. Recovery Is Not Constant. The first point you need to keep in mind is recovery will never be constant. For example, if what you are doing for one month is working, that does not guarantee it will do the same the next month and give you similar results. The reason may be during the following month; you may have a whole new circumstance you are working with.

For example, you may have been given a job promotion, which is excellent; however, this may also mean you are now more psychologically stressed. Unfortunately, this does add to your overall level of stress and can mean recovery does not progress along as well. You either need to do more for your restoration or find a healthier way to deal with your psychological stress.

2. Recovery Requires Fuel. Another point you need to consider is recovery requires fuel. If you are not eating enough food, you are not going to recover optimally. This is a given yet is something so many people overlook entirely.

Recovery demands you provide carbohydrates, fats, and protein in your diet. If you are at any extremes, you are not going to be recovering as well as you could be.

3. Recovery Takes Dedication. Finally, recovery takes dedication. It might mean saying no to a night out with friends when asked because you need to stay home and sleep. It might mean not shooting hoops with your friends because you did a hard leg workout the day prior and did not have it in you. It might mean devoting time to foam rolling each week when you would instead do something else.

All of this is required for you to see optimal results, so do not discount that. The harder you work, the better the progress you make in the gym. So it all comes down to priorities. What is most important to you?

20 Comments

  • 240fxst October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    He needs to start kicking a banana tree for conditioning!

  • Leo Espinosa October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    He is one of the best fighter

  • BenOnGuitar October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Man i would never have the balls to kick again like he is doing on those bags

  • MJabbie 7 October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Eminem caterpillar brought u?

  • Yeety McYoinky October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    You can actually see the muscle atrophy in his leg for not using it

  • TripleBones DAMN! October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    If i were him im afraid to kick my injurned leg before after recovery. But a Big Big respect to you Anderson Silva.

  • old SpOrT October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    It will not be the same, its real world its not like the movie where boyeka won with his broken knee, once a bone is broken even after recovery it will not be as strong as it was before, hats off, mr andresn you are one of a kind

  • King Kong October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I want all the shit talkers to break their leg in half and see if they can get anywhere near his recovery time. its actually pretty amazing how fast that healed…..I mean a shin bone in half.

  • Paddy Mcdoogle October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    This is my argument, it doesn't matter how tough you think you are, bare shin contact is NO good. You spend around 15 years max as a kickboxer and you have a high chance of arthritis later on in your life. Breaks are common.

  • Kenedy Angom October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    his hardwork make open my eye…

  • John Blank October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Maybe he should have been a boxer?

  • Drew October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I've been in a similar position, recovering from a broken leg is a tough trial. It's not only the broken leg thats effected but the healthy one as well. When you have a cast on all the way up to your hip for months your muscles atrophy and when you start training again the healthy leg compensates for the weaker one making it prone to injury. I respect Anderson and understand why he thought he might've needed PEDs in order to rebound at his age. In most cases i reject their use but here's a guy who's still going strong at 40 years of age.

  • Website guy October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    He was super great but he got very over confident and a tough brawler got to him.

  • kitaki zeinko October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    But isn't it still risky to get back to the octagon after that horrrible injury ? Dont get me wrong, but he could receive alot of powerful kicks to that injured leg, and its obviously not strong as it was before that incident, unless if he changes his strategy

  • Noob Gaming October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    If I were him, I would've been traumatized

  • 0.996 0.108 October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    the machine is baaak, cant wait for the best fight in the world againt jones the beast

  • Bj Jones October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    him and conor the same weight ?

  • 6yteware .command October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Maybee he got a metal plate lmao

  • Shivam singh October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Brave…

  • clark kent October 2, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Was this from the broken shin?

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