TRAIN HARD, RECOVER HARDER - Why rest and recovery are so important when training: Presented by Athlete Training + Health
Do you feel like you have hit a wall in your training? Maybe feeling sore for longer than usual and unable to get quality sleep? If so, you may be in need of recovery. With physical activity becoming a normal part of people's daily routine, it is easy to fall into the trap of adopting a philosophy of "all work, no rest."
At Athlete Training + Health, we know that recovery is just as important (if not more so) than the training program itself. This being due to the fact that the body rebuilds itself during moments of rest and recovery. This rest and recovery can be aggressive, such as complete rest from activity, or more moderate, such as light exercise and massage. Other key factors that should not be neglected are proper diet, hydration, and sleep.
Reinforcing the most effective rest and recovery modalities during a specific moment in the training regime is a key component of our Student ATHlete training programs. To learn more about the importance of adequate rest periods, the warning signs of overtraining and recovery steps you can take immediately, read this blog.
About Athlete Training + Health
Athlete Training + Health's mission is to use best practices of health and performance to provide a world-class training environment for active adults and athletes of all ages and abilities. Our multi-field, state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with advanced pro-style weight rooms and dedicated areas for adult and youth athletes. ATH's highly-skilled coaches deploy training strategies that elevate – regardless of age or ability – athletes' performance to the highest level through consistent evaluation and education. A key component of ATH is its forward-thinking approach to collaboration with hospital systems, professional sports teams, universities and independent school districts to raise the bar for health and performance training. For more: www.athletetrainingandhealth.com.
The annual Katy ISD Bubba Fife Relays were hosted this past Saturday at Paetow High School, and many teams did not disappoint, to say the very least. The long time Texas high school track meet invited schools from all over the greater Houston area, including teams from Katy, Spring Branch, and Fort Bend independent school districts. Tompkins, Elkins, and Strake Jesuit stood out amongst the top teams in the boys division, while Katy, Atascocita, Seven Lakes, and Cinco Ranch stood out amongst the girls.