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When it comes to maximizing your results, proper rest and recovery techniques are just as important as what you're doing in the gym. But sometimes, like when you're pumped about getting in shape (New Year's resolution, anyone?), you don't want to just sit and do nothing. And you shouldn't. An "off day" doesn't mean you can't keep moving, even if you're still feeling the burn from your last weight-lifting sesh. Do 1 to 3 sets of this gentle yet active circuit to help your muscles recover and to prepare your body to accomplish even more at your next workout.
You'll need: A foam roller, mat or towel (optional).
8 moves to help you lose the pain but not your momentum
woman with muscle soreness
Too Sore to Exercise? The Active Recovery Workout