Article from TheBoxMag.com
By Bob LeFavi, Ph.D., CSCS, USAW.
Bob is a professor of sports medicine at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.
Regardless of whether you’re an experienced CrossFitter or a beginner, you know what those first few weeks felt like. You hurt! In fact, even now your days off feel oh so good. Experienced CrossFit athletes will tell you that in time you adapt to the rigor, but perhaps the more pertinent question is this: How do you know when you’ve optimized your recovery between WODs? The answer is: You don’t.
There are no signs or markers of recovery. You can’t even go by delayed onset muscle soreness (i.e., how sore you are the next day or two). And that’s why you can always improve your recovery efforts, even if you think you’re getting progressively better at handling WODs. Optimal recovery for each of us is a dynamic, systematic physiological process that changes as we change. But — and this is an important “but” — if you are actively working a sound, synchronized recovery program, you are doing everything you can to reach your potential.
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