A STRONG recovery strategy is crucial both to the performance of a fighter in their next session, and their overall training camp. When asked about their recovery strategy, many boxers will only use stretching as the preferred method of repairing their body for the next session. As discussed in my previous article on injury prevention, stretching (particularly yoga) is good for a boxer, but it is not the only recovery method that should be employed.
Recovery from muscle soreness and aches and pains are the obvious reasons to employ a recovery strategy. But what about tendons, joints, gut and hormonal health, or even mental health? All of these areas suffer fatigue during the extreme training of a boxer, and all need to recover in the correct manner. Here’s how: