There is a lot that goes with sports training. From the training itself to proper nutrition, good sleep and other aspects, the list of things to be done seems endless. However, athltes tend to forget about recovery. Recovery is part of your training schedule, and just as important as any other aspect of training.
Stop Ignoring Recovery
What you eat, when you eat, how much you sleep, it all affects you. Without recovery, there is no training. The formula for training is Training = Stress + Recovery. If athletes only do the stress part, the adaptations won’t happen, or will soon stop. Yet, we all know an athlete that says, “I’m just going easy today,” and doesn’t really mean it. Don’t be the athlete who trains hard, but then eats a bunch of junk food, stays up late, and yet wonders why they can’t get any faster.