Originally Posted by Brian Lawyer
Even like 30 minutes of Zone 1 cardio, I am talking Max HR zones. Followed by stretching and mobility work will do wonders for recovery. A 20 or 30 minutes in zone 1, something real light like bike or elliptical, really helps flush junk out of your muscles, along with the stretching. I say junk because I don't know the terminology, I guess lactaid acid build up or other stuff. Dr. G probably knows what I am talking about.
Lactic acid is not the cause of soreness or anything else like that...
Blood flow just helps healing because of supply and removal of waste products of regular metabolism for healing the muscles.