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If there aren't at least a few studies backing up contrast showers/black cumin/black magic/other things you read about online, assume it's bullshit, it almost always is. What kind of exercise are you doing? The best way and timing of recovery varies a lot depending on wether it's resistance training, marathon running or football... Either way, you'll ...


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On my rest days, I usually try to do these: Long walks. Walking back and forth to work for me is ~5 miles, and it's a terrific way to keep the body moving and learn how to walk long distances, which is about as core to the human condition as you can get. Hiking. Find a decent trail, but your running shoes on, and go hiking for a few hours. Yoga. Yoga is ...


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My personal favorite is foam rolling. I mean, why wouldn't you want to give your muscles a good massage? It's kind of a reward. It can also reduce muscle soreness as well as improve your range of motion, according to this study. I actually didn't know that last part until just now. I've been foam rolling for quite some time simply because of how good it ...


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I'm not aware of any concrete studies on the matter, but basically CNS fatigue can be summed up like this: it's the overall degradation of hormones and neurotransmitters that are required for sustained physical output. I wrote an answer a while back that gets into the fairly low level chemical actions that limit strength output, it's worth reading if you ...



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