'Recover as hard as you train' is a mantra that Harry Jameson is spreading in 2020
One of the biggest issues with people’s exercise or training regimes is that they either don’t have enough time or in most cases don’t dedicate enough time to recovery. In today’s fast paced society, our training often mirrors our working and social lives, where more is always seen to be better – more sessions, more squats, more calories burnt, more miles run (the list goes on) – with far too little attention paid to how we recover afterwards.
But recovery is not just a physical thing. We also need to recover mentally and emotionally so that we can perform at our best in all areas of our lives. Recovery should be planned, just as training sessions are planned, as recovering effectively can have a huge positive effect on our performance in our next session, as well as helping our body reach performance goals such as strength, speed and muscle hypertrophy (growth).