So why not get a jump on helping those sore muscles recover?
Our bodies also need to recover strength levels, eliminate inflammation and reduce the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness. Weights or do an endurance workout, our bodies need to repair torn muscle tissue.
Rest and recovery are critical components of any successful training program. They are also the least planned and underutilized ways to enhance performance.
Ice, heat, compression, electrical stimulation and foam rolling have been shown to be beneficial for improving markers of muscle damage, so we created a list of things that incorporate one or more of these elements. Choose your recovery mode with these 12 unique tools for returning to action fast.
You may not be aware there is a difference between rest and recovery or how to properly implement them both. If you train for ten hours per week, you have 158 non-training hours or 95% of your time left for rest and recovery. Where is all of this “extra” time going and why do you walk into your workout dragging?