Recovery is for everyone! not just athletes!

Updated: Oct 2, 2021

  • Recovery helps to restore both physical and psychological processes!

  • Allowing your body to recover involves adequate sleep, nutritious food, and good hydration amongst other things

  • Lack of sleep can actually hinder your desired results! This happens with an increase of cortisol levels and a decrease in the human growth hormone! These combined can affect fat loss and muscle gain.

  • Nutritious food helps with muscle recovery, a regular intake or protiens, fats and carbs is standard! Don’t let yourself go hungry, and choose food that you enjoy but is still nutritious.

  • Water intake is essential for hydration. It helps in the movement of nutrient and blood flow around the body! It also helps prevent doms (delayed onset of muscle soreness).

  • So aside from the typical bigger factors in recovery lets take a look at the ones that are usually avoided most, rest time between sets and rest days

  • Not going to sugar coat this! If your supersetting bicep curls and tricep extensions, let’s be realistic 30-45 seconds should be enough, so stop sending messages and get off Instagram and do your sets! On the other hand, if your training strength sets like 6 sets of 3 reps then take your rest, anywhere between 2-3 mins! Chances are it’s heavy and you need to give your body time to recover! Otherwise you’ll fry your CNS (central nervous system) and not complete your desired weight/reps etc.

  • Rest days are essential! Putting it simply if you train squats on Monday and then again on Tuesday followed by Wednesday what time have you left for your legs and body to recover? The answer is none! For your muscle to grow it needs rest, the same as your body needs sleep!

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