Recovery Time- Better known as Nap, Nap, Nappy Time

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Nap time!

This has become a recurring theme this week. I have one client that has an injury and refuses to give the injury the proper time to heal.

Without the proper healing and treatment time, this person risks injuring themselves and not being able to play in their sport again.

Client number two is a triathlete who trains well, but could use more recovery time.  Burn out, will sideline any Personal Records.  More is not necessarily better.  As my pup pictures show….play hard, nap hard.

Massage is considered recovery, so is laying on the couch having a slug day.  Both are active parts of your training.  I love this lady and her blog and better yet her books. I have the pocket guide which is great for travel.

Quoted from Sage Rountree’s website:

Balance

To paraphrase Finley Peter Dunne, the job of the coach is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. In sport training, as in yoga, we need to play the edge, taking the body (and mind, and spirit) up to its limits to see what’s on the other side—to learn about our essence—but not to push so far that we do harm. This means that often my job is to hold the athlete back: to leave things out, rather than putting them in. Only through recovery do we receive the gains of training, so rest is essential for your physical and mental balance. You have to take it easy to be able to go hard.

The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga

Sage Rountree

Best Price $2.98
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The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery

Sage Rountree

Best Price $11.44
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The DVD…Yum

The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga

Sage Rountree, End…

Best Price $26.99
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Night Night!!!

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About Debbie Forbes, LMT, CPT

Debbie has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (FL LMT MA16310) for over 18 years. Originally from the Chicago area, she moved to St. Pete in 1986. Her specialties are deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, Thai Yoga massage and Stress Therapy massage. She has traveled to Hawaii, the Bahamas, Mexico and various other places to study bodywork and allied modalities. She takes from her many years of experience and multitudes of classes to structure a massage based on your needs. Debbie is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher. She believes that Integrative Systems, such as, Yoga, Massage and Personal Movement have been developed to guide us in this journey. An avid cyclist, Debbie travels around the country doing century and double century rides. She is a reluctant triathlete, cross fitter, occasional doughnut eater and is a USA Triathlon Official in her spare time.

Posted on August 3, 2011, in Nutrition and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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