Posted Sep 24, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact and tagged Exercise tips, muscle recovery, workout recovery.

Tough Workout? Here’s How to Speed Up Your Recovery Time

Intense training gives you great results, but if you’ve had a particularly tough session here are some great recovery strategies from the experts to help your body prepare for the next one.  Here’s how to recover smart and fast.

  • Contrast Water Therapy-During your post-workout shower, alternate 2 minutes of hot water with 30 seconds of very cold water. Repeat four times.
  • Drink 8 oz of Tart Cherry Juice after your workout.
  • 30 Minute of Low-Intensity Cardio
  • Massage or Self Myofascial Release (SMR) with foam rollers can reduce muscle stiffness, promote circulation and induce a state of relaxation in the muscle
  • Wear Compression Socks, they encourages blood to flow back up into your body
  • Get adequate sleep – not enough sleep can affect your recovery time.
  • Stay hydrated and eat well

Also, experts agree that a healthy body recovers quicker.  So scheduling rest days, getting enough sleep, staying hydrated and eating well are long-term strategies that will improve your overall recovery time.

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