"Recovery: The dark side of training" is the title of an american article which introduced the argument in an original but very significant way. The literature regarding the methodology of training is full of concepts that deepen as certain workout methods can cause an increase in performance, often ignoring a fundamental aspect, that is namely that each training stimulus requires a phase of restoration / recovery so that it can turn into increase of the strength potential.
After a brief examination of this concept expressed above, we will explain what are the methods to speed up recovery more recognized to a scientific level.
The figure above provides a quick simplification of how the cycle "training session & recovery" causes the increments of performances when you make sports. The catabolism induced by the "training session" is the stimulus needed for biological processes responsible of the anabolism and therefore of the improvement of the strenght. It is intuitive to imagine as errors in training (such as to add any workloads when the body has not yet fully recovered) could compromise the increase of the athletic condition or as the use of means able to favor / accelerate recovery may allow the athlete to obtain improvements in a more rapid way. A faster recovery stave off the risk that the frequent succession of training loads could compromise the adaptations responsible for the increase of the strenght and potenzial.