Listen up. We know you want to get into the studio and smash that heavy bag with all you’ve got. And we love that about you. But what if we told you that when you skip recovery, you’re actually hindering your potential.
Recovery is something we don’t talk about enough, even though it is a key component to reaching your fitness goals. Recovery happens after your killer HIT-FIT class, and before you rest (sleep, hydrate, eat well, etc.). See, recovery is what you actively do to help your body maximize the time it takes to repair after a wicked workout.
We’ve found three major reasons why recovery is just as important as hitting that heavy bag. We’ve listed them here for you to check out before you read about our new Boxing + Yoga class to help you become just as amazing at recovery as you are at boxing.
/YOU’LL LOOK EVEN BETTER
You already look banging, but taking time to intentionally stretch will actually change the way you look. It’s cute if you stretch for two minutes in your bed every morning, but that won’t cut it. See, when you’re boxing, you’re training your muscles to breakdown and adapt to handle an increased workload, building muscle as a result. Smart recovery helps to rebuild those muscles more easily, and can even change your physical appearance quicker.
//YOU’LL FEEL AMAZING
Any kind of physical activity releases that feel good hormone – endorphins. But while you are boxing, your body actually tenses up, and needs recovery to enhance your results. To combat any physiological stress built up in life or during your HIT-FIT class, stretching will release tension, help to resolve any joint pain, and restore your senses mentally.
///YOU’LL REACH YOUR GOALS
When you don’t consider recovery than you’re selling yourself short; even coming short of your goals without intending to. After recovery, your mind is motivated and your body is actually prepared for the next level.
Because we care about your total health and fitness journey, we’ve started a new class at The Sweat Science; Boxing + Yoga. Every Friday, at 5:30 we will have a 60 minute class that will start with 30 minutes of high intensity boxing in our heavy bag studio, followed by 30 minutes of yoga poses that include strength, balance and toning. Of course we’ve got you covered with some ab work and cool down before the class finishes with stretches intentionally designed to help you as a boxer.
Check out the schedule to see when our next Boxing + Yoga class is happening, and become just as badass at recovery as you are boxing.
Written by: Deanna Tucker
Photography by: Jared Bautista