Rich Froning is known to be one of the Fit men in the world, having won the CrossFit® Games 9 times: 4 individual titles and 5 team titles.
Froning's workout routine is incredibly comprehensive. He trains 6 days a week for about 5-6 hours a day. Given the physical and mental commitment of his lifestyle, many people ask him:
"How does he recover?" - you are thinking ...
Here, in this article we will try to answer this question!
Rich Froning's recovery routine
Over the past 5 years, after recovering from a couple of minor injuries and growing up with a physically demanding sport, he claims to have placed a lot more emphasis on pre- and post-workout routines.
Here are Froning's words:
“I try to sleep seven hours a night, but this can vary depending on the kids and if there is something to be done on the farm, so I start with a cold shower every morning before training. Once I get to the stable or Mayhem, I dedicate 3-5 minutes to the deep squat, frog stretch and couch stretch (all performed against a wall) before moving on to a more specific warm-up for the movements we will be doing in that session.
Post-workout usually involves a PHSO-RITE and a massage gun before entering the Cold Plunge. I have found that 10 minutes at 10 ° c is the best thing for me.
My diet and nutrition have changed over the course of my career. I used to eat just looking at calories and energy which is important but 3 years ago I started eating more quality foods, staying away from things that caused inflammation in the joints and sticking to my timing and I learned how much this helps also my recovery ".
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Rich Froning and cryotherapy
Rich Froning confessed that he read a lot and was well informed about the benefits of ice tubs, but he didn't really realize it until he tried it for himself.
“I read the expert reviews so I was pretty sure it would improve muscle recovery, I knew it would help muscle fatigue and soreness, but the magnitude of the improvement was amazing.
The unexpected part was seeing the direct correlation through the WHOOP data (monitoring app). I have days where my resting heart rate (RHR) is lower and my deep sleep rate improves when I have cryotherapy sessions; these are things that stretching will not improve, only certain recovery disciplines can help.
I don't think there is a magic formula for recovery, there is no separate practice that is adequate for a full recovery, especially in CrossFit®, but incorporating diving into ice tubs has had a combined effect on my other routines. recovery, such as getting enough sleep, daily mobility and a nutritious diet ".