Posted by Michael Evans

Feeling sore after a workout can either be a good thing or a bad thing. The good thing about it is that you'd know that your workout was effective! The bad side of it, however, is sometimes muscles get too sore and recovery takes way too long. So the question is: is it possible to speed up muscle recovery?

The answer is YES!

Here are a few tips:

 

GET MORE SLEEP
Sleep is the prime time for the body to undergo protein synthesis. There's no other time in the day where muscle finer recovery is at its peak. Sleep deprivation causes negative effects on muscle recovery and so much of the benefits of working out is nullified!

PACK UP ON PROTEIN BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR WORKOUT
Protein is the key ingredient to muscle recovery. It contains amino acids, which are the building blocks of tissues. Protein consumption before working out triggers muscle synthesis (muscle repair and muscle building) during the exercise.

Post-workout protein consumption is also very crucial because it ensures muscle recovery throughout the day.

 

USE FOAM ROLLERS
Rolling out muscles with foam relieves knots and it prevents muscle imbalances.

CUTT BACK ON ALCOHOL
More than one or two drinks after working out could reduce the body’s ability to recover.

These are just a few tips to recover faster from muscle soreness. Read the full article here: https://greatist.com/fitness/18-scientifically-proven-ways-speed-recovery

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