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Old 11-06-2014, 04:40 AM   #1
Jason Senn
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Ways to recover

Anybody have any ways that you recover from workouts that really tax a certain area. For example Karen or Manion. My quads are tore up for a couple days. How do you recover from it quicker?

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Old 11-06-2014, 06:21 AM   #2
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Re: Ways to recover

Eat High carb around your workout (before and after) keep hydrated, sleep 7-9 hours and foam roll the day after a grueling wod.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:02 AM   #3
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Re: Ways to recover

If I do something that I know is gonna tear me up, I'll roll out right after. I make sure I stay well hydrated, and keep moving/blood flowing. Eat and sleep a lot. i.e. I did a 20 minute wallball amrap a while ago (no, I definitely did not program this). As soon as I caught my breath, I was rolling out my legs, then back, then tris with a barbell, and shoulders with a lacrosse ball. I stayed very well hydrated all day, got up and moved around at least once an hour (I'm a desk jockey), rolled out again before bed, and I wasn't too bad the next couple days.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:38 AM   #4
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Re: Ways to recover

Other than already mentioned: do a cool down right after. EASY 2 km row (waaaay slower than what you can do). No need to make it another workout. If you feel like the workout was not too bad, maybe just a 1 km. Helps to flush out the bad stuff out and makes your muscles cool down slower. Worst idea would be to finish the workout, clean your equipment up and jump into the car for a 30 min drive.
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:49 AM   #5
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Re: Ways to recover

Thanks for the hints. I drink plenty of water i think now. I do try to throw a Fitaid in after a workout and sometimes the next morning. I am guilty of finishing a workout and while I don't drive 30 minutes i do just stand around and talk and not do a cool down. I'll start doing that along with the foam rolling.

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Old 11-07-2014, 12:17 PM   #6
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Re: Ways to recover

There's very few (legal) tricks that work effectively. The correct answer is to not do a workout that's beyond your capabilities, or that you know will leave you unable to function the next day. Pretty much anything that includes 100+ reps of any single movement fits into that latter category.

Being too sore to walk isn't HARDCOAR--it's dumb if it impedes your ability to train on a regular basis.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:09 PM   #7
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Re: Ways to recover

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Being too sore to walk isn't HARDCOAR--it's dumb if it impedes your ability to train on a regular basis.
Pretty sums up my feeling as well.
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