Now that we’re nearing the end of the recovery challenge, you have an arsenal of tools and strategies to boost your recovery.
It’s time to start thinking of your recovery as a trait you can program and train for, just like fitness.
And the foundation of any good program is a thoughtful assessment: The Morpheus Recovery Screen, in this case.
You need to know the answer to “What is the biggest thing limiting my recovery?”
This will help you develop a clear recovery goal that you can build a well-planned recovery program around—which we’ll talk more about in the final lessons.
How to assess & identify your recovery roadblocks
As you know by now, there are many factors influencing your recovery. That’s why the Morpheus Recovery Screen assesses each of the core lifestyle contributors to recovery:
You can probably guess what your recovery roadblocks are already. But it’s still helpful to have an objective scoring system so you can track your progress over time.
Take a few minutes to answer the questions below and write down your scores for each section.
Any section with a total score that’s less than 8 is an area that can use improvement.
Which recovery roadblocks should you fix first?
You may have multiple sections with scores less than 8. That’s ok.
Remember that when it comes to changing behavior, it’s hugely important to work on just one goal or habit at a time.
Choose what you want to change by identifying what will require the least amount of effort and lead to the greatest fitness benefit.
It’s helpful to revisit the chart from the lesson on habits as you do this:
Once you’ve identified the single recovery area you want to work on, we’ll help you develop a plan to achieve it in the final lessons.