How to Recover Faster

Recovery plays a big part in Training. If you can speed up recovery and/or decrease the soreness then, you would be able to have a higher training frequency and better performance while training. If you go full blast for a long period of time and don't listen to the signals your body is telling you, and not giving yourself the needed recovery time. - Your training then can actually turn out to be counter productive, and you put yourself in risk of injury.

No need to worry! Here are 3 ways you can recover faster:

Staying Active: You would probably think sitting still on the sofa or lying down in bed all the time is the best way to recover after a vigorous workout, but staying active usually helps with recovery. It stops you getting too stiff and makes the blood move more freely around your limbs. Move around & stay active. Go for some walks, go for a swim, or take the bike out for a ride. Something that isn't taxing for your joints and central nervous system.

Do What YOU Can: Listen to your body. Do what works for you and not for the sake of trying to be like someone else. Or following a specific bodybuilding or strength program that your favorite athlete on PED's are doing. Be smart and give the trained muscles groups time to recover. You can still train the next day but work different movements and muscle groups. If you have been training with heavy weights for a few weeks and starting to plateau, feeling tired and getting banged up joints. Do 1-2 weeks of de-loading (using 50% - 60% of your 1 Rep Max)

Food Is Fuel: It goes without saying, nutrition is key... Get enough protein to rebuild damaged muscle fibers, get carbohydrates to restore glycogen levels in your muscles. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid muscle spasms. Get your vitamins and minerals, like magnesium (which helps muscle soreness) Get this bit right and you’ll fly through your workouts!

More Sleep & Less Stress:

Plan your day ahead. Create a good habit of going to bed around the same time and waking up around the same time. Sleep is very important when it comes to recovery, so aim to get a minimum of 7 hours. Use filters like F.lux to block the blue light from your screens before sleeping and sleep in a dark quiet room.

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