#146 – SRA Continued: The Myth of Active Recovery

04 Feb #146 – SRA Continued: The Myth of Active Recovery

Matt and Scott continue their discussion of the Stress-Recovery-Adaptation model with an exploration of the recovery aspect. Plenty of articles on the web tout the benefits of “active recovery,” but is there really such a thing? In Starting Strength, recovery is viewed as a relatively simple process driven primarily by food and sleep. Recovery, therefore, could be defined as an absence of stress. Adding more (non-productive) stress in the name of “active recovery” doesn’t make sense.

 

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