A Simple Test for Gauging Recovery & Workout “Readiness” | Jeff Cavaliere & Dr. Andrew Huberman

A as you mentioned , because the systemic recovery is gonna impact all those muscles anyway . But let's say you're systemically recovering every muscle itself is going to have AAA , you know , a recovery rate . And I think what's fascinating is that when you talked about before we like to train this week or we have uh like the way our mind looks at training .

A Simple Test for Gauging Recovery & Workout “Readiness” | Jeff Cavaliere & Dr. Andrew Huberman

And it can vary from muscle to muscle in that person over the course of time . A as you mentioned , because the systemic recovery is gonna impact all those muscles anyway . But let's say you're systemically recovering every muscle itself is going to have AAA , you know , a recovery rate .

A Simple Test for Gauging Recovery & Workout “Readiness” | Jeff Cavaliere & Dr. Andrew Huberman

I mean , I , I think that at the basic level , that's the one that most people can relate to and easily identify and then use that as a guideline . And if you're training when you're really sore , um it's probably not a great idea and then it's probably a good indication that that muscle is not recovered , but at least hearing what you and I are saying here might be a comfort to the person to say , yeah , it is possible that it's not recovered just because 48 hours is the recommendation and just because research points to muscle protein synthesis , needing a restimulation , well , maybe not , maybe you're not necessarily there yet . You're in that and for that muscle you're not there yet .

A Simple Test for Gauging Recovery & Workout “Readiness” | Jeff Cavaliere & Dr. Andrew Huberman

And I've always been so fascinated by this concept . Um I've talked about internally with my , with my team , but like , I feel like what we really need the holy grail to , to training is going to be when we're able to crack the code on an individual basis when a muscle is recovered and that is going to dictate its training schedule . And the fact that you might have a bicep that could be trained , you know , via , via a pulling workout , a regular bicep dedicated workout , forget the split at the moment , you might have a bicep that's able to be trained that can be trained again the next day , you know , and then the next day and then maybe you need a day off after that .

A Simple Test for Gauging Recovery & Workout “Readiness” | Jeff Cavaliere & Dr. Andrew Huberman

I mean , you know , it , there's , there's , there's such variability between muscle groups and you're , you're linking them all together . Um I , I think that coming back and using muscle soreness as a guideline for that is , is one of the only tools we have in terms of the local level , you know , we don't really have , you know , being able to measure let's say , uh CPK levels inside of a muscle would be amazing , you know , at , at a local level to see how , how recovered that muscle is . But that becomes fairly invasive .