Recovery Tips

STAR Blog #22 – How to Use Recovery to Boost Your Performance

The need for consistent recovery days in a training regime has been widely debated, however here at STAR we believe there’s no question about it – regular recovery is a necessity in anyone’s exercise routine. Research suggests under-recovering can actually negatively affect an athlete’s performance. Continue reading to find out how recovery can boost your …

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STAR Blog #21 – Active Recovery Versus Complete Rest

Proper rest periods in your exercise routine are crucial to avoid overtraining and injury. But what kind of rest day should you have? This depends on the type of training you’re doing, the intensity and how often you train. Both active recovery days and passive rest days can be beneficial to your training routine. Active …

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STAR Blog #20 – Should You Stretch Before or After Exercising?

Stretching is a very important part of anyone’s exercise and recovery, but there’s a lot of debate surrounding the best time to stretch and the type of stretching you should do. Should we stretch before or after we exercise? Should it be dynamic or static? Passive or active? In this blog we dive into the …

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STAR Blog #12 – How unhealthy drinking affects your recovery

It’s a Friday night, and you have plans to go out drinking for your best mate’s birthday. You prepare yourself for a fun weekend, so you smash out an intense training session before the madness begins. Our recent blog talked about the negative effects of unhealthy eating after training, and the same goes for unhealthy …

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STAR Blog #11 – How unhealthy eating affects your recovery

It’s no secret that having a healthy, balanced diet will compliment your sporting performance. Equally so, it is important that we avoid unhealthy foods and junk after a big day of training or exercise.  Why? It’s simple – you can actually impede your recovery and muscle repair. Think of a car engine, if we feed …

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