Don't blow out!
Struggling for energy during your sessions? A hectic schedule catching up with you? Doing lots of intense training is great, but if you’re not taking the steps to aid your recovery, your training/performance will likely regress. Below are five key areas to help your recovery.
NUTRITION Carbohydrates are needed to replace used glycogen and to fuel your next workout. Protein is also key to heal damaged tissue and promote training adaptations STRETCHING The main aim of post exercise stretching is to reduce muscles soreness and reduce muscle stiffness (regain range of motion) FOAM ROLLING AND MASSAGE Speeds-up the recovery process post-exercise and reduce the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMs). Reduces muscle soreness and restores range of motion. HYDRATION Fluids are needed to replace body water and electrolytes lost through sweat. If we’re dehydrated we perceive the exercise to be more intense. In essence, we have to work so much harder just to perform at the same intensity, which no one wants! SLEEP
During sleep, your body produces Growth Hormone (GH) which is largely responsible for tissue growth and repair.