Wondering what you should do post-workout to help with recovery? We’ve got the answers you're looking for!
Having sore muscles and feeling fatigued after a workout will be a thing of the past if you start implementing some of our post-workout tips.
With the right post-workout routine, you will be able to reduce muscle soreness, boost your energy levels and feel totally rejuvenated to smash out your next workout!
#1 Rehydrate Yourself
This is probably the most important tip to remember, girls! Whilst you are exercising, you can easily become dehydrated. Let’s face it… drinking enough water during a workout can be tough, especially if you don’t like the feeling of exercising with your stomach filled with water!
So what's the best way to compensate? Drink plenty of water after your workout is complete! Within an hour of finishing exercising, you should drink at least 2 glasses of water to give your body the H20 it needs to replenish your muscles.
Not a fan of plain water? Mix a scoop of BEYOND BCAAs to your water to add a refreshing flavor whilst speeding up muscle recovery! (You should TOTALLY give our fav flavor raspberry refresh a try 😍)
#2 Eat a post-workout snack
If you don’t eat a post-workout snack, you’re doing yourself a disservice! After exercise, protein and carbohydrate levels can easily become depleted. Protein contains essential amino acids that help reduce muscle soreness, and carbs are needed to give your body the energy to repair itself.
So what should you eat? Within the hour of finishing your workout, eat a snack that combines protein + carbs. Our FAV combo is a BLESSED Protein smoothie, so be sure to give the recipe below a try. Your muscles will be thanking us later!
#3 Don't neglect the cool down
Hands up if your guilty of leaving the gym as soon as you’ve finished your last set of squats 🙋 As tempting as it is to do this, cooling down is essential to help recover post workout!
Cool downs help bring your heart rate down and help with the removal of lactic acid that's built up in muscles (lactic acid is what makes your muscles feel so sore). Once your main workout is complete, spend 5-10 minutes doing some stretches and/or a slow walk on the treadmill to help your muscles cool down.
#4 Take an epsom salt bath
Ever heard of epsom salts? They are absolutely a secret weapon for reducing muscle soreness and helping accelerate post-workout recovery.
Epsom salts contain high levels of magnesium. Magnesium can be absorbed by the skin which means you’ll be delivering this super muscle-relaxing nutrients straight to your muscles! Plus, a bath is a super relaxing way to end the day after a hectic workout!
With our post-workout secrets, you’ll be able to speed up your post-workout recovery so you are in tip-top condition to do your next WBK FIT workout! Remember, what you do after your workout is just as important as the workout itself!
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