Legs Up the Wall is a super simple recovery pose from The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery that’s easy and beneficial for runners, cyclists, and triathletes.
Recovery is important for athletes because it is during rest that the body becomes stronger.
In her book The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery, Sage Rountree shows how to use simple recovery techniques to avoid overtraining.
Although it is a popular and important tool for recovery, massage can quickly get prohibitively expensive. If you don’t have the luxury of regular massage, you can bridge the gap between sessions with some self-massage.