Listen to your body 😉
Exercise form is important for increasing your gains and protecting yourself from injury. But when’s the last time you thought about the way you hold yourself between sets?
The article suggests that the posture allows for better/deeper breathing, but nothing about it would also help with blood flow and pressure because you aren’t fighting gravity as much. It also would support my experience with recovery from a sprint while cycling, but that would only apply to someone in an aggressive riding posture (seat higher than the bars/etc) that you’d find in road cycling.
My last triathlon last year, I passed someone who I saw start walking early on the run. I figured like most they’d given up, passed them and didn’t think any more of it. It wasn’t far down the route that they overtook me, and I got to see that’s how they attacked the run. I don’t recall seeing what they did as a sprint, but it certainly worked for them to run faster for short periods with active recovery by walking. I think they were out of sight by the 3 KM mark. I’m tempted to try the strategy this year…