When taking into account the amount of time that we spend working on ourselves, it’s easy to get discouraged. Day in and day out we perform her exercises to the best of our ability, for some they don’t often see the fruits of their labor. Understanding the frustration, I wanted to take a closer look into the crucial window of time that happens after you work out, what to do and said window, and how to make sure that you are making the most out of every recovery session.
If you aren’t aware, when you exercise you were actually breaking down your muscles and not building them up like someone have you believe. When it is time to call a workout quits and you feel that you need to recover, your muscles are actually all ripped up any time to heal and regrow. Many will simply make a meal that is thrown together, eat it and think that they are post workout nutrition experts, which isn’t true.
You have to go beyond just what you eat after a workout to truly understand creating a set of rules that will make every post workout window and effective one. When I would be forced to work out in the hot Texas heat, during the summer, one method I found for being able to fully recover was weird but work very effectively. Being that I was just about to sweat out every single drop of this liquid in my body, the southern he was getting the best of me.
What I would do to combat just how overheated I would feel after working out was to start with cold showers. Showering under cold water is great for calling you off after an intense workout session but be warned it isn’t for the faint of heart. Jumping into a cold shower is not the safest thing that you can do and it will really give your body quite the jolt, I don’t recommend that you should necessarily start jumping through hoops to try and take an icy cold shower.
If you do you visit the store, there are certain products that you can use to help alleviate your pain. One, in particular is a cream that is known to go from cold temperatures the hot temperatures. Only trying this product before, due to the result of a dare between a couple of my idiot friends, taking this product up and getting to use it for what it was originally intended for is awesome. Sometimes, you can’t just shut off that critical window of time when the weights of all been put up. Fitness isn’t a quick way to get anything accomplished, we all know that it is a process. As is another process, recovery time is something that should be truly valued and not wasted. Remember, that although we do put our bodies to strange heights, all for looking stronger, we are still inside something that is sensitive. If you never give yourself time to recover and grow, you will be stronger but you won’t look much bigger.
If you stop and think about it, those who do not take the time to heal are walking around (and overtraining) muscles that already ripped to shreds, how dumb is that? Disregard what your tough guy friends tell you, those idiots will learn that their way of lifting everyday for the same groups will end up having them sore for a long time.