Recovery is Tollakson’s first thought every morning. Literally. He starts each day by taking his pulse and stepping onto a Tanita Ironman scale to assess his hydration status.
“I really pay attention to the weight and hydration for recovery,” he said.
Tollakson does not often change workout plans based on a higher-than-normal morning pulse and dehydration, but he does often find that these numbers validate subjective feelings about his recovery status (energy level, muscle soreness, mood, etc.).