By Craig Friedman, Athletes' Performance
Preparation for your next workout begins with your previous workout. Finish each cardio session strong by completing a full recovery in the Blue Zone. You’ll typically spend about 5 minutes in the Blue Zone, during which your heart rate will slow and your body will clear waste products from your muscles to help you avoid soreness. During the cool-down, it’s okay to walk or slow down, but it’s important to keep moving. Don’t just stop. The result: You’ll feel reenergized and ready for another fun workout!
To learn more about the Blue Zone, read “The Benefit of Training in the Blue Zone.”