You can’t grow if you don’t recover properly. Take the right steps in the recovery process by reading this article on the 5 key tips to optimizing recovery!
When it comes to reaching your fitness goals most people optimize training and nutrition but fail to pay attention to another key variable, recovery.
Well, while diet and training are certainly key, what if I told you that optimizing your recovery could improve your performance in the gym as well as help you lose fat, gain muscle, or add more strength in a short space of time.
Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) following exercise is very common amongst both athletes and weight lifters.
DOMS may begin as soon as 24 hours post exercise and last for up to 72 hours and is normally a marker of under recovery, especially if it occurs on a regular basis.
If you’ve worked out before, then you know that DOMS is not only painful but reduces performance as well.
Therefore, any method that could either speed up DOMS or reduce the intensity would be valuable for weight lifters and athletes alike.
If you are training hard, participating in sports, or dieting, then recovery may be the limiting factor, especially if you are already optimizing your diet and training.
Luckily, I’ve searched through the literature and in this article I will provide you with 5 scientifically backed tips to optimize recovery and reduce DOMS.