This DVD includes two separate recovery workouts. Active Recovery is a bit breathier and can be used on recovery days when you still want to break a little extra sweat during your stretch routine. The Active Recovery workout will help your body to stretch and will relieve the stress of more intense routines, but it will also get your heart rate up for a little more of a "light workout" feel. Total Body Stretch is a gentler extended stretch routine for the entire body that will take you through slow, controlled movements to help you fully relax and recover. Combine these two recovery routines with an ab routine of your choice and it's the perfect combination for a complete active recovery day.
- Active Recovery Total - 11:53
- Total Body Stretch Total - 23:32
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About The STS 2.0 Recovery Workouts
Working out and keeping your body in shape can bring a lot of benefits to your life, such as improved health, increased energy, and a better mood. However, it is also important to give your body the chance to rest and recover after an intense workout. This is where active recovery workouts come in. Let's discuss what an active recovery workout is, the benefits of incorporating it into your fitness routine, and how to use it in conjunction with your strength training program.
What is an Active Recovery Workout?
An active recovery workout is a low-intensity workout that you perform after a high-intensity workout or on a rest day. It is designed to help your body recover from the stress and strain of your previous workout, while also helping to improve your overall fitness level. Active recovery workouts typically involve light cardio, stretching, and mobility exercises.
Benefits of an Active Recovery Workout
Active recovery workouts can help improve blood flow and circulation, which can help to reduce soreness and inflammation in the muscles.
Reduced Muscle Stiffness:
By performing light cardio and mobility exercises, you can help to reduce muscle stiffness and increase flexibility, which can help to prevent injuries and improve your range of motion.
Active recovery workouts can help to reduce stress and promote mental relaxation. This can help you to feel more refreshed and energized for your next workout.
Improved Performance: By incorporating active recovery workouts into your fitness routine, you can improve your overall fitness level and performance. This can help you to reach your fitness goals faster and more efficiently.
How to Use an Active Recovery Workout in Conjunction with Your Strength Training Program
When it comes to using an active recovery workout in conjunction with your strength training program, it is important to remember that the purpose of an active recovery workout is to help your body recover from your previous workout, not to provide additional stress to your muscles.
Here are some tips on how to incorporate active recovery workouts into your strength training program:
Schedule Active Recovery Workouts:
Schedule active recovery workouts on days when you are not performing high-intensity workouts, or immediately after an STS 2.0 heavy weight strength workout.
Incorporate stretching exercises and or Yoga into your active recovery workouts to improve flexibility and reduce muscle stiffness.
Incorporate mobility exercises such as foam rolling, dynamic stretching, or yoga into your active recovery workouts to improve your range of motion and reduce the risk of injury.
All of these workouts are available in the complete STS 2.0 workout program.
Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to how your body feels during your active recovery workouts. If you feel any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise and rest. Active recovery workouts should never be so intense that they cause additional stress to your muscles.
In conclusion, incorporating active recovery workouts into your fitness routine can provide many benefits to your overall health and fitness. By following the tips above, you can use active recovery workouts in conjunction with your STS 2.0 strength training program to help your body recover, reduce the risk of injury, and improve your overall fitness level.
One of the benefits of using the STS 2.0 recovery workouts is that it takes the guesswork out of creating your own recovery workouts. The workouts are already designed to be just the right intensity to help you recover from the more strenuous strength training workouts, so all you need to do is follow along.
Additionally, Cathe provides clear and detailed instructions on proper form and technique, which can help you get the most benefit from each exercise and prevent injury.