For those new readers of the blog, MWOD = Mental Workout Of the Day
Rest Day (Physical)
Swolians 6:9 “And on the 7th day, the #SwoleFIT NATION rested so that their muscles might be amply recovered for the brutal workouts that were to come in the following days.”
If your muscles are a flower, then this rest day is the equivalent of a light rainfall. It nourishes and provides valuable fuel for regeneration. During the week, however, your muscles become a Venus Flytrap, and flies are your protein shakes.
One of my brothers in swole showed me this site yesterday; it really helps bridge the gap of understanding between nutritional science and practical application. Give some articles a read through and learn yourself some knowledge people!
20-30 minutes of light-moderate cardio of your choice (optional)
15-20 minutes of foam rolling
Foam rolling is a great (but slightly painful) method to get rid of soreness by breaking up lactic acid buildup in the muscles.
Do 20-30 rolls over each muscle group (here’s a great look at how to do this): quads, glutes, calves, hamstrings, upper back, lower back, piriformis, ubulus…. it’s boring but it’s part of my life.
Utilize this active recovery day to get rid of any soreness buildup from this week’s workouts. You’re going to need the mobility on Easter Sunday when you’re throwing those little kids out of the way to get to the eggs.
Side note: this movie is gold from start to finish.