3 Rules Of Recovery
Intense training mixed with a busy schedule can leave your body feeling quite fatigued. Achy muscles and stiffness can be a sign of progress, so why not speed up your recovery so that you can go again faster and harder!
Here are 3 staple tips to speed up the recovery process;
Rebuild with Protein
No matter what kind of exercise you do, your muscle will become damaged. This is particularly true with resistance training, especially when trying to build muscle. Protein helps to repair and rebuild the tissues of your body, including damaged muscle fibres. This is achieved by supplying your cells with protein building blocks called amino acids.
Sources of protein:
Meats, Nuts, Eggs, Dairy and Whey Protein.
Refuel with Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are your muscles primary energy source, the higher the intensity level of the exercise the more your body relies on carbohydrates. After a workout is the best time to replenish your carbohydrate stores because your muscles absorb them like a sponge.
During exercise your body will use between 1-1.5 litres of water, this can lead to dizziness, dehydration, fatigue and impaired performance. Remember the golden rule if you’re thirsty you’re already dehydrated, so it’s important to make sure you are drinking enough water before, during and after exercise.