One of the easiest things to forget but also one of the easiest things to add in. Even if you know you aren’t very flexible; even the basic simple stretches held for at least 30 seconds can do a world of good for your body. Stretching after you finish your workout increases the blood and nutrients to be sent to your muscles to help rebuild them!
2.) COLD SHOWER:
This is a tough one, I know. You know how ballerinas (or any athlete, for that matter) will get in a ice bath after finishing long hard rehearsals or practices? This is the same kind of idea, just not as painful ; ) It helps to lessen the swelling of muscles and also supposedly shortens the recover time after a hard training session. This is really is more for after quite an intense session, rather than just your average run.
3.) PROTEIN PACK:
The statement that 80% of muscles are made in the kitchen is 100% true. Your body needs to give your muscles supplements to keep rebuilding. While exercising, your muscles are breaking down (hence the burn 😉 ), so be sure to give them the right kind of fuel to continue developing. If you’re looking for some ideas for quick protein; check out some ideas found in this post.
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