It has been a while since I wrote the episode called 6 Reasons Recovery is Essential to Your Exercise Routine and even longer since I did the podcast called The Perfect Workout Recovery Day, but I stand by my claim that it is the alternation between stress and rest that moves us to a higher and higher level of fitness. I also still believe that the higher the training intensity and effort, the greater the need for planned recovery.
Let's face it, when you are under-recovered (or overtrained), your ability to positively adapt to your training (or gain fitness) is zapped, and—in addition to putting yourself at risk of illness and injury—you really are wasting your precious training time. I don’t know about you, but I want results when I train.
So a while ago, to help me keep an eye on that stress/rest balance, I decided to give a device called the WHOOP Strap 2.0 a try. After using it for a few weeks I was so intrigued by the device that I invited the founder and CEO to chat about his background, the science of recovery, and why he has dedicated his life and business to ensuring we all get enough of it.