Exercise recovery is important for all athletes, not just professionals. I recently embarked on what some people (me) would describe as an intensive exercise regime, and was unable to walk properly for the following week. Getting out of bed required enormous willpower, walking down stairs was a precarious and daunting challenge, and bending to pick something up off the ground was out of the question. I learnt my lesson, and vowed never to exercise again. (No, no. Just kidding! Exercise is very important . Don’t stop.) It was a good reminder, though, of the importance of exercise recovery, both to ease the pain of sore muscles and to keep consistency to my workout routine. So, to find out how it’s best done, I called recovery scientist and former director of the Australian Olympic Committee’s Recovery Centre, Shona Halson. "People tend to think of recovery as ice baths and compression […]