We all love to lift all the things and train our little booties off.. BUT ! one thing we may be forgetting is R E C O V E R Y. Bellow you will find 3 tips to help with your recovery.
1. PRE WORKOUT NUTRITION
Having a high-quality post-workout meal is something most of us tend to do but we can often forget the importance of pre-workout nutrition.
Pre-workout nutrition is will help to fuel your workout & aid recovery but you want to make sure that you are choosing foods that digest well. Eat a high-quality lean protein source along with some complex carbs around 1 ½ – 2 ½ hours before your workout. This time frame can vary person to person as we all have different rates of digestion, you can play around with this pre-workout feeding window to see what best works for you.
2. WE ALL KNOW ITS GOOD FOR US BUT WE NEVER DO IT STRETCH!
Stretching is the un-sexy part of this whole fitness thing but is so crucial to our recovery and longevity in physical activity. By skipping stretching you are limiting your potential for muscle growth and peak performance as both your mobility and flexibility are limited. For example – if your ankles are too tight, you can’t hit depth with your squats.
Stretching is a great way to relieve muscular tension and prevent ongoing soreness. I’m sure you all know the importance of dynamically stretching or warming up before your workout now its time to put the same importance on static stretching post-workout.
If you haven’t already come down and try our Yoga classes with Jessie every Mondy and Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm.
3. HIGH QUALITY ZZZZZZ’S – SLEEP
Having high-quality sleep is something that we can very easily overlook when it comes to recovery – quality sleep is the magic sauce. Your body NEED’s sleep to recover, recharge and reset after a day’s hard work.
Save Netflix binges to the weekend, put your phone down after 8 pm, have a nice warm tea and wind down 30 minutes before jumping into bed so that your body knows and prepares for a restful sleep.