There is more to recovery than just eating and resting. You need to keep your muscle pliable and soft. During workouts you breakdown muscle tissue, then as you recovery it builds back, but overtime you get adhesions (basically like scar tissue) that keeps the muscle from fully lengthening and this can cause joint stress and other muscles to compensate and create imbalances. The best methods to keep this from getting out of hand is ART & Deep tissue work. Here is a video of me getting a combo of ART & tissue work done by the best in the business IFBB pro Derik Farnsworth. So make sure to stay ahead of the game and keep you body functional and joints healthy.

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