This is the chart, for your reference. Courtesy of Breaking Muscle.
The general idea is to score a total of 1 each day in order to be completely recovered. Some of it makes complete sense. Some of it raises certain questions ....
Compression Garments: I'm going to need a more in-depth explanation here. Are we talking boxer briefs, or those little $200 tights I see some of the guys prancing around in? Also, my work shirts get tighter and tighter every day, at what point do they become "compression garments"?
Normatec MVP System: I have no idea what this is, and I'm too lazy to Google it. Sounds complicated and expensive. Update: I Googled it. It is incredibly complicated and expensive.
Imagine two giant voodoo band leg casts hooked up to an air compressor. And it requires NASA clearance to operate. Ed's only question: do they make one for your arms too?
20-minute gentle walk: VINDICATION! I knew it! I was so far ahead of the curve, everyone laughed in my face. You all chucked as I circled the parking lot 4 times in the hundred degree heat. Well here we are. Turns out if you can work two of these into your day, you no longer need sleep. That's how effective they are. Chew on that for a while.
Alcohol: -0.25 seems like a reasonable figure ... If you drink like a sissy! Clearly we run with very different crowds sir. I'm going to reassign alcohol a recovery factor of -3.0. This should fully account for the internal damages done, as well as the few wasted days following a noteworthy binge. Also, what happens if I drink heavily while sitting in an ice bath? Does the polarity reverse? Now things are getting interesting ...
30-minute nap: What kind of world do you think we live in? Yes, I'd love a 30-minute nap or two every day. Along those same lines, I've discovered through ample research that a 30-minute Unicorn Ride down a Rainbow has a value of 0.65. Come on.
At the end of the rainbow: gainz. And apparently Batman.