Intensity is Relative
Here’s a little video from a workout facility in Arizona. It is a big file. If you want to download it to your computer, just ‘right mouse click’ then save the link to a location you can find and remember.
What constitutes an intense effort for an elite Olympic athlete is different than what constitutes an intense effort for you.
Make your healing efforts intense and wise.
Healing progresses faster when you up your intensity wisely.
What’s wise? Not too much, not too little.
There’s no escaping the fact that it will be uncomfortable in some manner.