First let me list a few ideas that activate rest for your muscles, mind and over all well being.
1- hydrarion: try to drink as many ounces in water as your body weight. I know! Pee all the time!
2-proper rest: studies have shown most individuals need a good solid 7 hours in a REM state to have enough shut eye.
3- ice baths or heat such as a sauna or steam room
4- massage- this helps to break down the lactic acid more quickly and gives you a state of relaxation for better sleep!
5- proper nutrition helps aide in recovery as well. Not fueling your body post a workout can have you burning out and worse, NOT getting your desired results. A balanced nutrient dense diet, will help your muscles recover and keep your energy high!
These are just a few ideas but let’s go break it down why Recovery is SO important.
First Rest and recovery is an essential part of any workout routine. Your after-exercise recovery routine has a big impact on your fitness gains and sports performance and allows you to train much more effectively. Unfortunately, most people don't have an after am exercise recovery plan, and often over train! Been there don’t that! Here are some tips to get your post-workout plans on track.
Why Recovery Is Important
Recovery after exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repair and strength building. This is even more critical after a heavy weight training session.
A muscle needs anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to repair and rebuild, and working it again too soon simply leads to tissue breakdown instead of building.
For weight training routines, this means that you should never work the same muscle groups two days in a row. An example would be if you train back and biceps, maybe shoulders isn’t the best idea the following day, many of the same muscles will stimulated and you won’t get the most out of the workout. Train lower body- like a leg day or abs 😃
There are as many methods of recovery as there are athletes. So find a few things that feel good and incorporate them into your weekly routine! See How your body responds! Feel the difference in your training afterwards.
Now this week let’s see how sore I get from resting from the gym for 9 days lol.