Exercise recovery has become a big industry, promising that even Normal People can get better results with everything from foam rolling to cryogenic chambers to “squeezy pants”. Didn’t recovery used to mean NOT doing anything? Science journalist and former elite athlete Christie Aschwanden digs into the science of recovery in her book Good to Go and lets us know which recovery strategies are actually backed up by science.
Are you cold? We’re cold. This week, we’re talking about how to warm up when we work out, and also how to just be warmer in life. From jumping jacks and leg swings to noodle soup and saunas, we’re pulling out all the stops to help you get the good kind of sweaty. Plus, Joanna tries to get out of exercising this winter in “Excuse of the Week”.
Links in this episode: How to do Seal Jacks, How to do High Knees, How to do Butt Kickers, How to do Leg Swings, Free warm up video from Fitness Blender, Heattech from Uniqlo
Daphnie busts open Joanna’s myths about metabolism by explaining what your metabolism actually is. Find out why Daphnie hates calorie counting, why starvation diets don’t work, and why we keep talking about cavemen. Then, Daphnie names some Super Cool Hacks to help you get your metabolism operating at peak performance like some sort of fancy car.