LinkedIn discussion post on Executive Athletes: What do you think is the most effective method of recovery? As I am getting older I am finding that recovery is taking longer and longer and the time between hard efforts are the same.
Response: A 45-min cool down (15 minutes for every hour of intensive training) can present a barrier to sports training. Although it’s ultimately an individual matter, the time it takes to cool down can be drastically reduced with better adaptation by working with the physiologically correct recovery protocol.
What needs to be accomplished? Homeostasis… at a completely new Peak Metabolic Potential ™ (PMP™). What does this require? Equitable distribution of the vascular and lymphatic circulation to all tissues in the sequence that prevents competition for oxygen, harmonizes each hormone plexus in the five anatomical cavities, restores balance between the central and peripheral sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, equalizes muscle V02max throughout the body, and normalizes core temperature – for starters.
If accomplished without stress, the resulting chemical balance or acid base equilibrium provides the ideal cellular environment for recovery at an accelerated rate. The idea that this is possible within a five to fifteen minute cool down, is revolutionary. It has to be experienced really to be understood, the concept is so radical.