5 Steps To Recover From Your Workout Whether you’re a runner, an avid cyclist, or a gym rat, in order to get the most from your workout you need to properly recover. When you recover properly, you can experience faster running times, more muscular gains, and more energy during your workouts. Follow these full-proof ways to recover quickly from your workout so you can wake up ready to take on the next one with speed, strength, and energy. 1. Snooze. Getting adequate sleep is key for reaping the benefits from your workout. The ideal time for your muscles to recover and undergo protein synthesis (the process that rebuilds them stronger, leaner, bigger) is while you’re asleep! 2. Eat some Protein before bed and first thing in the morning. Protein may help reduce cravings that can leave you reaching for unhealthy food during the day, and it’s the most important thing that your muscles need to rebuild after a tough workout. 3. Don’t skip a post workout snack. The ideal post workout snack is a 3 to 1 carb to protein ratio. The carbs will help your body digest the protein, which will help refuel your body and rebuild your muscles. If you’re pinched for time, grab some chocolate milk on the go – it has the ideal ratio of nutrients and its crazy convenient (and delicious!). 4. Drink up. Stay hydrated on a daily basis. You may be surprised at just how much water it takes to be ideally hydrated! Active men should aim for around 11 8-ounce servings of water daily, and women should aim for 9. This amount varies based on your build and activity level, but shoot for this general goal and you’ll be on the right track. Drinking enough water helps flush the toxins your muscles released during your workout. 5. Show your muscles some love. Whether you get regular massages or you invest in a foam roller, getting down to the deep tissue of your muscles will help them recover and ease tightness and pain. The tighter your muscles are, the more foam rolling or massage may hurt, so don’t say we didn’t warn you! The more regularly you practice this, the less intense it will be. Follow these 5 steps to recovery on a regular basis, and you will soon notice more benefits from your workouts and longer lasting energy throughout your sweat session! About the Author: FHMatch, your all-in-one `Business in a Box’! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited with No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos|