Exercise and training programs are incomplete without recovery and when you recover after a hard workout it increases your performance and enables the body to repair ahead of the next training session and therefore reduces injury risk. Continuing to work out even when you’re physically and mentally exhausted can limit your muscles capacity to replenish their glycogen reserves.
Your muscles need time to recuperate from the microtraumas they sustained during high-intensity aerobic exercise so they can better tolerate stress when you return to the gym. You can’t attain your objectives if you don’t give your muscles time to rest and recuperate. You’ll also begin to want salty and sugary meals, and your sleep will begin to suffer. Nutrition, sleep, hydration, stress/fatigue, alcohol consumption, and the quality of warm-up and cool-down exercises all play a role in muscle repair. Muscle healing is a complex process and these suggestions within this article will help you out if you’re looking for ways to repair your muscles after a heavy workout. [Read more…]