There's no question that high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, has increased in popularity in the last few years. But despite the success of HIIT for fitness and weight-loss goals, most individuals put this work to waste with poor recovery habits. As a result, even the biggest fitness enthusiasts find themselves sore and tired for longer periods.
Active recovery is a technique that allows for a more gradual transition from exercise to rest, with low-intensity exercise replacing or supplementing the traditional approach of passive recovery. But in order to get the most out of your active recovery, you must set up a schedule based on your fitness goals. Here are some ways to get started: