You’ve heard your coaches say it before, after a grueling workout, when all you really want to do is lay down
and die….”Walk around, get some oxgyn, don’t lie down!” And it’s true. You should cool down properly after a workout!
According to this Box Life article, there are 3 main benefits to a proper cool down post WOD: 1- Helps waste removal & decreases blood pooling. 2 – Lessens the effects of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). 3 – Increases flexibility.
See, your coaches aren’t trying to torture you by making you walk around after a tough WOD, we’re looking out for you! Remember, you dominated that WOD, not the other way around, so don’t lie down in defeat 😉