Active and Rest Recovery + Supplements
Active recovery is a workout that is no longer than 30 minutes and leaves you feeling more energized and loose. These shouldn't be strenuous workouts! Some examples are:
This week my active recovery has been ten miles on a stationary bike. I try to keep my heart rate between 130-140 throughout the whole ride.
After doing an active recovery workout, doing a little R&R goes a long way. And when you do these things consistently, you will see big-time results from them.
- Cold Shower
At the end of your shower, turn your water as cold as you can handle it and stay under it for 30 seconds to a minute. Cold showers help reboot the nervous system and increase blood flow. This will help a lot will soreness.
Consistently stretching is very important for longevity and injury prevention. It's hard to lift heavier or run faster when your muscles, tendons, and ligaments keep getting tighter and more strained. Find a stretching routine you enjoy, and do it every single night. You'll sleep better, and you feel way better when you wake up. Here's my stretching routine.
- Legs Up the Wall
Lay on the ground, put your butt as close as you can to the wall, and then stick your legs up the wall. This will help move the stagnant blood that pools at the bottom of your legs. And it helps get your lymphatic fluid moving as well. There are so many benefits to legs up the wall. I can't recommend it enough.
These are all of my personal favorites. I've found that my body responds really well to these.
- Tart Cherry Juice
- Fish Oil
- Grass-fed Beef Liver Powder
After a tough workout or game, I like to drink this remedy before bed.
- 3 oz water
- 1 oz tart cherry juice
- 1 teaspoon of Calm Magnesium powder