What are the best post workout recovery go-to’s!

Rubén Santamaría

You should not underestimate the importance of a post-workout recovery. Not only will it help you avoid soreness, but it also has an impact on the effectiveness of your workout.

There are a lot of tips out there, and we gathered some of the best for you to try:

1. Drink MORE water:

This is the easiest and by far the most underrated post work out recovery!

You lose a lot of fluids during workouts so you must recover them asap.

According to the American Council on Exercise, you should drink 8 ounces 30 minutes after exercise and 16 to 24 ounces for every pound of body weight lost during exercise. In the heat, it’s possible to lose up to 4 liters — or almost 9 pounds of fluid — per hour.

2. Cool down and do some stretching:

After a workout session is a good idea to slowly jog until your heart rate has slowed. Then you can do some gentle stretching, this will help your muscles recover.

3. Get some sleep:

Resting is just as important as working out. If you don’t sleep enough, not only will it affect your performance, but your body will also not have enough time to fully recover.

4. Eat a healthy post-workout snack:

The harder your workout is, the more your body needs to recover. You should try to eat something that contains carbohydrates and protein within 60 minutes after you finished your session so your muscles have everything they need to heal.

Some examples are yogurt with fruit, almonds or a coffee smoothie.

5. Take a cold bath:

This has multiple benefits like a faster recovery, reduced muscle soreness, and preventing injuries! So you should definitely give it a try and embrace that winter feel. 

6. Get a massage:

You don’t need an excuse to get one, but they will definitely help with circulation while allowing you to fully relax and reduce post-exercise muscle soreness.

Give it a go, and tell us how it goes!

7. Don’t push yourself too hard:

We’re sure you love working out as much as we do, but over doing it can do you more harm than good. Doing heavy training every single time and not resting enough will not only affect your health, but also the results of your exercises.

There are some post workout formulas out there, but we are not keen fans. We prefer more nature-driven post workout practices.

Would love to get your input! You can write us at [email protected]

Keep working, keep restin’

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