Are Rest and Recovery a Part of Your Workout Routine? If not, it should be. Your body grows and adapts, not when you’re exercising, but when it’s repairing the damage done because you exercised.
John Cena would have gotten as big as he is if he didn’t take time to rest and recover. If you don’t rest and allow your body to recover, you can easily burn out or, even worse, exhaust yourself. Below are a few tips from BESTFACTOR™ on how to rest and recover post-workout.
Are You Replacing Lost Fluids?
Adequate hydration is absolutely essential when it comes to health and fitness. When you exercise, you lose a lot of fluid, and you should replace it throughout your workout. But we get it; you can only drink so much and still be able to work out. Drink what you can while working out and once you’re finished, reach for that water bottle and rehydrate.
Do You Stretch Post-Workout?
Stretching may not seem like it does much, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Stretching can seriously aid in recovery because it works out tightness and kinks that can appear from exercise. Stretching also increases blood flow, allowing more nutrients to get to your muscles when your muscles need them the most.
Are You Overtraining?
The fastest way to get from point A to point B while you’re driving in a car may be to press down a little harder on the gas – not so with exercise. The harder you train, the more damage you’re doing to your body, and subsequently the more rest you’ll need to recuperate. This is by no means an excuse not to train hard, so much as it is a warning not to train too hard. Find the intensity that works best for you and stick to it.
Do You Incorporate Recharge from BestFactor™?
BESTFACTOR™ Recharge is a post-workout muscle building and recovery supplement. With 13g of Protein; 5g each of BCAA, L-Glutamine, and creatine, it has everything you need to help you recover faster and get you back in the gym sooner.
Remember that rest and recovery are an important part of your workout. Make the most of your recovery with the high-quality, premium ingredients of BESTFACTOR™ Recharge post-workout supplement.