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Recovery (soreness)

Old 08-22-11, 11:47 AM
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Recovery (soreness)

Does a "full" recovery mean, no more sore legs? I ask because I rode very hard a couple days ago, and my legs are still kind of sore and tight even though I took yesterday off the bike.

Or, can one be recovered, but still have a bit of soreness/tightness in the legs.
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The best recovery is active recovery. Very easy riding, and I mean very easy. Go for a easy swim. Etc. I'll repeat it again, easy. I find if I just sit around and recover I don't recover as fast or as well. $.02
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