TIPS TO HELP RECOVERY AFTER WORKING OUT

Have you ever finished a workout and felt soreness for days afterwards?

If you’re looking for some tips to help with this, then continue reading…

You may believe that if your not sore after a workout it was not an effective workout?

This is not true, you can have an effective workout and not be sore after it. Imagine being sore all the time? We’d never be able to train!

When we train we’re applying stress to the body and having some things in place, especially post workout, will help recovery..

  • .Get Warmed Up- Before starting your workout spend some time getting warmed up to help prepare the body for what’s ahead. It doesn’t have to be long or anything fancy, I usually spend around 10mins getting warmed up before my workouts. Here is a warm up I do before a workout: Warm Up Routine 
  • Get Adequate Sleep – For me, between 7-8hrs each night is the optimal amount of rest I need to feel completely refreshed. You may not be able to get this amount or it may not suit you, 6-9hrs is the usual range that works for most clients. Sleep and recovery is as important as the training, if you’re not feeling recovered for your sessions you might need to decrease training frequency.
  • Consume a carbohydrate and protein based meal post workout- This will help provide your body with the fuel needed to recharge. Protein helps to rebuild the broken down tissues while carbohydrates will help to restore empty energy stores. Some of my favourite post workout meals are chocolate protein shake with a banana or veggie omelettes. Yummy!
  • Stay Active – Light activity such as walking, swimming or light stretching are all good examples. Being sedentary for long durations will likely cause stiffness and tight muscles.

The effort you put in during your workouts has a massive impact on the progress you make. Giving your 100% deserves to get you to where you want to be.

Ask the most from your body during your sessions but then provide it with what it needs to recovery.

This will get you the results you want!

Looking for more tips on nutrition?

Check out our blog post ‘How to design a meal plan’

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