It is probably the most under appreciated aspect of training. Recovery!
It doesn’t usually make you pour sweat, it doesn’t burn tons of calories, to many it may seem like a waste of time!
However, how you help your body recover from the stress of training has EVERYTHING to do with the results you get from your workouts.
In fact, how well you recover is a BIG sign of how fit you really are, not just how much you can beat yourself up!
What does that mean though, is it an actual workout? What am I talking about?!
For some time I wanted to develop a program that fit with our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training system. A workout you could do to refuel your body’s energy tank, help it heal from training (yes, your body actually heals from exercise), and still lets you make continued progress.
That is why when I got to sit with DVRT certified instructor Gin Gavran I got very excited!
She started to lay out a program of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training that would accomplish all these goals and more! Something that would hit the weak spots for some, help mobility/flexibility for others, and overall be the perfect compliment to the intense DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workouts that we give you guys all the time.
What was her motivation for this new program….
“The inspirtation for Ultimate Sandbag Resiliency program was using many different mediums that I had a long passion using for myself and many of my clients. Aspects of Pilates, Yoga, and joint mobility came out of my love for both strength and conditioning, and movement. I feel like both “worlds” really are not so far apart if people take a closer look. There will always be extreme in either direction, but a solid foundation in both disciplines can really make a difference in everyone’s weekly workouts. Not only for variety, but by using active recovery the body can heal itself from those very intense workout days. Try adding any or all of these moves to a recovery day and you will feel a difference.”
That is why I am excited to share with you some of these great exercises you can use to make a simple, yet, super powerful DVRT Resiliency workout. When should you use it? You can use the DVRT Resiliency workouts in between your normal DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workouts, or if you are just feeling still a bit run down from your day.
Try each exercise for a set of 10 and aim for 3-5 rounds. The goal is not to make yourself run down, but to feel pretty good! See how taking care of your body is just as important as making it work!