More frequent, higher-intensity efforts warrant an increased focus on recovery. How you bounce back from a hard workout is just as important as how well you executed it. Preparation for the next session begins the moment your current session ends.
Movement is the best way to accelerate the healing process and decrease inflammation. Take a short walk after a workout, weed the garden or help a friend move into a new home. Giving your body the nutrients it needs to rebuild itself is crucial, and is multiplied by allotting the appropriate amount of sleep required to utilize those nutrients to heal from training-related stress.
What you do in the hours immediately following a tough workout will have a measurable impact on your ability to perform the next day.
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