This week is Active Recovery week. We are giving the body the rest it needs before we get into the new year. We will begin 2020 with strength training, so we need all the rest we can get! Instead of staying away from the gym completely, we will recover with active training. Active training basically means that you still train but lowered intensity. You don’t push yourself as hard as you normally do.

Throughout this week my workout will focus on using machines and single-joint exercises. And we will also lower the total volume (Total number of sets). In today’s workout, we are training Chest with 9 sets followed by 12 sets of stretching/mobility. This workout is easy on the joints and stretching will assist in destressing the body even further. Again, the goal is recovery/rest. We are preparing for next week’s strength training workout.

Here’s the recovery gym workout:

Chest:
1# Pull-over 3 sets of 8-12 Reps
2# Incline machine press 3 sets of 8-12 Reps
3# Smith Flat Press 3 sets of 8-12 Reps

Stretching:
1# World’s Greatest Stretch 3 sets of 30 secs
2# Cobra Stretch 3 sets of 30 secs
3# Floor Pec Stretch 3 sets of 30 secs
4# Pigeon stretch 3 sets of 30 secs

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