THE POWER OF RECOVERY
Athletic recovery is as important as training and nutrition.
Exercise is stress and, while it does provide lasting physical and psychological benefits, it also creates traumas or microtears in your soft tissue, specifically your muscles. This can lead to soreness and pain. An imbalance caused by overly intensive training and inadequate recovery will not only lead to injury but also to less effective training sessions.
There are many recovery methods available to athletes nowadays. The ones available to anyone are sleep and rest days. Yet many athletes like to take a more active approach to their recovery.