3 Tips to Recover From Your Workouts Faster
When I decide I want to commit to a fitness program, I fully commit. My husband and I are trying out a new program that consists of split leg days, grueling drop sets + negatives that make you believe there is not an ounce of energy left to continue but we keep showing up and it’s because we use these three tips to keep us going strong and not making excuses for being too sore!
At all times you must listen to your body, not a textbook, not a guru or for that matter ANYONE else but yourself. It took me a few years to really connect with my body but through meditation and just stopping what I am doing and asking myself how I feel I am able to listen up and hear what is going on inside of me. I know it sounds crazy but your body will send you signs if you let it.

3 Tips to Recover From Your Workouts Faster

3 Tips on How to Recover From Your Workout Faster

  • Rest Days and Naps: your body releases growth hormone when you hit REM while sleeping so if you are not getting adequate amounts of sleep you are missing out on the growth and repair of your muscles. Both my husband and I found that taking naps also helped and although we are not fully asleep in dream land the actual resting of our bodies has helped us grow and recover quicker. I always missed having nap time once I graduated from kindergarten, but now I fully commit to at least 15 minutes of nap time a few times a week especially on split sessions and have found this rest has helped me have more energy and kick ass in the gym. Rest days are also essential and although the program does not call for them often I find I need them at least every three days. On my rest day you may find me dancing away in my room or stretching and lately one of my goals has been to incorporate gentle yoga on a rest day.
  •  Hydration with Coconut Water: Hydration is key to repairing your muscles and I know many of you think you get enough water but if you are training like an athlete this may not be the case. I am against Gatorade due to the sugar that is added and artificial ingredients used for flavor, but the electrolytes and hydration you get from all natural coconut water serves a similar purpose, tastes fabulous and will hydrate you right away! The typical 8 glasses of water does not cut it for those of you who are training daily! You need at least 3 L’s of water and maybe even more if you are doing cardio and a workout on the same day or if you live in a hot area!

3 Tips to Recover From Your Workouts Faster

  • Foam Rolling: the fascia, the thin fiberous tissue that encloses muscles, that is causing that cramp needs to be sorted and with massages coming with a cost unless of course you have a loved one or friend who just loves massaging you everyday you need a foam roller. Foam rolling massages away fascia buildup in your muscles by releasing the tension built up in your connective tissues. I also have found that my flexibility has increased and I feel super relaxed after foam rolling for 5-10 minutes at night.

Now that you have made the decision to start losing weight use these tips to jumpstart your success and if you are looking for more direction and nutrition coaching feel free to contact me or check out my awesome testimonials from clients I have worked with in the past!

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Now that you have made the decision to start losing weight use these tips to jumpstart your success and if you are looking for more direction and nutrition coaching feel free to contact me or check out my awesome testimonials from clients I have worked with in the past!