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Recovery Outside of the Gym

How do you Recover Outside of Training?

Does training fall within your top five priorities in life? Do you feel like training creeps into other areas of your life and you cannot stop thinking about it? This tends to occur when someone is passionate about a sport, hobby, or career. Nothing is wrong with answering yes to any of these questions, but finding a recovery method is something that I have learned is very helpful in my own training and coaching of others. I would like to share with you a few of the things I get into to step away from the barbell and recover my mind from work and the #WorkHouse #Gym #Grind #Hustle #WorkFlow and whatever other lame #HashTag you want to throw in.

Ever since being enrolled in school, I have had an aversion toward reading.

Even when good ole recess was still a part of the curriculum, my energy level was always that of someone who had way too much caffeine. My attention span was short, I was a slow reader, and nothing ever caught my interest or stimulated my imagination.

Over the last year, I have started to make time to read. If you have passions, one of the best ways to get better at them is to educate yourself. No matter what degree you have, the sport you play, or profession you are in, your pursuits are a journey, not a destination. Continuing education should be a constant. Whatever your passion may be, I guarantee they have a book for that.

SO, off my soapbox.

I enjoy reading at the end of the day. Sound lame? Maybe, but I enjoy my reading with a glass of bourbon.

Here are some of my favorites:

  • Woodford Reserve Master’s Reserve Double Oaked (SO GOOD, one of the smoothest I’ve tried)
  • Woodford reserve Single Barrel ( smooth but not as much as double oaked)
  • Belle Meade Sour Mash (acquired taste, took me two different occasions to fall for head over heels for it)
  • Bulleit Bourbon 10 year (thanks, Rachael)
  • Angel’s Envy
  • Basil Hayden’s (smooth)
  • FOR BEGINNERS Knob Creek Maple Bacon

So this is my first go-to, and easiest way for me to now get away from training, coaching, and the gym when I am not inside these 4 walls of death metal, chalk, and iron. Stay tuned for the next installment of how to recover. It’s an odd hobby that I used to do for a job and now do it to clear my mind, recover from workouts, and enjoy the day!

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