The Month of June we will focus on Recovery. There are all forms on recovery but we want to be general and basic mainly so you can benefit if you are a stay at home mom or if you are an elite athlete.
Short and Long-Term Recovery Keep in mind that there are two categories of recovery. There is immediate (short-term) recovery from a particularly intense training session or event, and there is the long-term recovery that needs to be build into a year-round training schedule. Both are important for optimal sports performance.nter your text here...
Since Get You In Shape mainly deals with everyday individuals just looking to look, feel and perform better, we are going to stick to the short term. If you are an athlete, though, these tips will certainly apply to you also.
Recovery occurs in the hours immediately after exercise.
Here are some basic tips to help your body recovery better from workouts
2. Active Recovery -
3. Stretching and/or self myofascial release
5. Nutrition within 45 minutes and 8-12 post workout
6. Ice bath
7. Balance exercise with recovery and rest.
Another major focus of recovery immediately following exercise has to do with replenishing energy stores and fluids lost during exercise and optimizing protein synthesis (the process of increasing the protein content of muscle cells, preventing muscle breakdown and increasing muscle size) by eating the right foods in the post-exercise meal.
This is also the time for soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments) repair and the removal of chemicals that build up as a result of cell activity during exercise.
Getting quality sleep is also an important part of short-term recovery. Make should to get plenty of sleep, especially if you are doing hard training. Long-term recovery techniques refer to those that are built in to a seasonal training program. Most well-designed training schedules will include recovery days and or weeks that are built into an annual training schedule. This is also the reason athletes and coaches change their training program throughout the year, add crosstraining, modify workouts types, and make changes in intensity, time, distance and all the other training variables.