5 Ways to Improve Recovery After Training

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Want to improve recovery after training? Then try these out.

Training can get addictive, and the hardcore among you would like nothing more than to work on your craft day in and day out. The problem there is that your body can only take so much punishment before all that training actually becomes bad for you.

The key to avoiding overtraining is giving yourself enough time to recover between training sessions. You can also improve how your body recovers with these simple hacks.

Foam roll
Foam rolling increases blood circulation, reduces muscle soreness, and decreases the time it takes to recover. It’s also a great tool for triggering self-myofascial release, which is basically a self-massage to release muscle tightness. By applying pressure to certain points in your muscles, you’ll be able to aid the recovery of those muscles.

Ice-ice-baby
Icing sore muscles or taking an ice bath has been found to aid in recovery. Ice baths can constrict blood vessels and flush out waste products like lactic acid, decrease metabolic activity, and reduce swelling and tissue breakdown. With that, some ice on your muscles could help with the healing process. Just make sure not to over do it.

Move


If you workout Monday night, then sit at your desk the entire Tuesday, then you’ll feel really soar and tight the next day. Frankly, not doing anything doesn’t really count as rest and recovery. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is take an active rest: Walk around, do dynamic stretching, or do a light workout. The more you move, the more you improve circulation and avoid muscle tightness.

Get enough sleep
Pulling all-nighters doesn’t burn more calories. In fact, it throws off your metabolism and affects how you recover, so it’s important that you get enough shut eye. Plus, according to BodyBuilding.com, “Sleep enhances muscular recovery through protein synthesis and human growth hormone release.” So how much sleep do you need? Go for 7-9 hours a night.

Get a rub down


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