The website Elite FTS is one of the best strength and conditioning sites on the web because they have a great store where they sell things like the Prowler and they post cool articles pretty much every day. Every once in a while, they have a really good article that can benefit anyone. Today, Charlie Cates submitted a fantastic article on parasympathetic recovery. You may be wondering "what is parasympathetic recovery and why should I care?" Well, the article explains the finer points but generally, it has to do with a specific part of your nervous system which regulates body functions. When you get your nervous system out of whack you can have a hard time recovering from exercise (physical or mental btw although the article only goes into training recovery, it's true for over worked individuals as well). Being able to recognize the signs of an imbalance between your sympathetic nervous system and your parasympathetic nervous system is important; it allows you to address the problem and get back to performing at 100%.
Published: May 10, 2010