When you master your input, you master your recovery, and when you master your recovery, you master your hockey performance.
You know that feeling you get when you have an amazing workout or game? Your body aches, you’re having trouble walking and you’re cursing your legs every few seconds of the day?
Despite the euphoric feelings of accomplishment, this is your body telling you that it’s broken down and that it needs time to recover before it is going to be able to emit that type of physical exertion again.
This muscle recovery phase post-workout or post-game is what determines whether or not you are going to build muscle and strength, and whether or not you are going to re-energize them for your next workout/game. Recovery is everything, and we all know how important it is.
But, sometimes our bodies don’t heal as fast as we would like them to, especially if we have a game the next day.