So the question is…Why is recovery after training important?
The word recovery sounds easy and well .. yes it is, but as we all know it is often neglected. However recovery and rest is just as important as the actual exercise. Lets find out more.
Why is rest best?
To build muscle, become stronger, fitter and improve in sport we have to expose our bodies to stresses such as exercise and training which come in many different ways. Our bodies need time to adapt to these stresses therefore it is important that rest period are included in our training period to ensure this happens. There are products available to assist in the process such as “Recovery Zero“. In addition and most importantly rest and recovery are also important in helping prevent injuries.
New to Exercise
If you’re just starting out in exercise, it’s important that you build into it slowly to allow you’re body to adapt to the demands of sport. Maybe try exercising on two consecutive days, but have a rest on the third day. If you just keep going, without any rest, your body will soon start to fatigue and you’ll find it difficult to complete any exercise sessions.
If you have just started physical activity or performed a new exercise for the first time, you might be feeling a little sore or stiff but don’t start doubting all those promises of feeling better for exercising just yet. In most cases this is a reaction from your body as it tries to adapt to the new experience. Starting exercise or performing a new movement pattern can result in:
Nutrition & Hydration
Ensuring the body is fully nourished and hydrated is vital for good recovery. It is most important to replace fluids after exercise and to replenish energy stores by eating the right foods at the right time with the right supplements : see more at theproteinlab.co.uk