You have a killer workout that leaves you motivated and wanting more, when suddenly you wake up the next day feeling like your body was hit by a truck- the inevitable post workout muscle pain has kicked in.
As you limp around the next couple of days, you cringe at the slightest thought of physical activity. Your body needs days to heal and you can’t help but wonder how you can possibly have a consistent routine if this is the price you’ll have to pay every time?
The pain that sets in after a tough workout can often be discouraging but fortunately, there are ways to combat it and reduce your body’s recovery time. With a proper post-workout plan you can set yourself up for a speedy recovery and be back in the gym in no time.
Here are the eight most effective ways to optimize and decrease your recovery time: