The Way to Recover • 01/08/2018The Way to Recover: Post Workout Recovery
Have you ever wondered why your muscles feel stiffer 48-hrs post-training then they felt 4-hrs after you finished your session? Delayed onset muscle soreness, commonly referred to as DOMS, is the muscle soreness you experience several hours after completing an exercise session. DOMS can last up to 72-hours post-exercise and effect people in many different ways. Muscles continue to breakdown long after you have finished your workout, this is because your body is still working hard to maintain energy that you require to perform everyday tasks. Starting the recovery process as soon as possible can help reduce overall muscle soreness and encourage muscle rebuilding. Gwen Gothard – Performance Nutritionist explains how you can stay on top of your recovery and minimise the extent of muscle breakdown post-training.
- Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s)
- Window of opportunity – Whey Protein powder
- How much protein do I need per meal for recovery?
- How much carbohydrates should you consume in a post-training meal?
- Sleep quality and muscle recovery