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Old 12-17-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
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What's your recovery program?

I'm curious to know what you do for yer post workout recovery, and why. Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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Re: What's your recovery program?

Stretch and maybe walk around a bit to loosen muscles. Helps stave off DOMS. Then eat!
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:43 PM   #3
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Re: What's your recovery program?

Tennis ball massage and contrast showers. Yeah, losts of tasty food too. And sleep, plenty of that.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:47 PM   #4
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Re: What's your recovery program?

Being fairly new to CF, but a long time exerciser...

on an "off day" if you have some sore muscles, doing some high rep light weight stuff to target muscles will flood the muscles with nutrients and blood to help recovery.
Going on a nice brisk walk will also help loosen you up and get blood flowing.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:05 PM   #5
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Re: What's your recovery program?

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Tennis ball massage and contrast showers. Yeah, losts of tasty food too. And sleep, plenty of that.
Well, I do that too, but not directly post workout. Good stuff though.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:06 PM   #6
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Re: What's your recovery program?

You mean immediately? I collapse and try to get outside into the fresh air.

Long term? I just rest.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:17 PM   #7
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Re: What's your recovery program?

Food. Sleep. Maybe a walk.

I need to start stretching more. I hate stretching
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:05 PM   #8
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Re: What's your recovery program?

Stretch the hams and shoulders. Walk. Eat. Read. Play guitar.

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Old 12-18-2007, 06:27 AM   #9
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Re: What's your recovery program?

Post workout:
1. Protein Shake
2. Cold water plunge - either a shower or bath for 5-10 minutes immediately post-workout. I HIGHLY recommend this to everybody. I feel like it really helps reduce inflammation and boosts recovery.
3. If I don't take a cold shower for whatever reason I make sure to stretch. But not both.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:08 AM   #10
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Tennis ball massage and contrast showers. Yeah, losts of tasty food too. And sleep, plenty of that.
what are contrast showers? im assuming not a shower with someone who contrasts you huh
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