I have one question to ask you.
How do you feel about yourself after the work-out is done?
If you’re feeling soar, completly drowned of enery and mentally a wreck then I have some good news for you.
Today you’ll learn how to overcome that feeling and boost your performance.
After reading this you’ll know how to recover in a good way!
It’s not as hard as you’d think, there are just some simple rules that will make a huge difference.
Why you should give attention to your recovery proces :
- You have to replenish the glycogen stores.
- you have to consume protein to assist with the muscle repair.
- you have to restore fluid and electrolytes that were lost in your sweat.
- you have to support the immune system so it can handle the damage you’ve done.
What you eat or drink after your training will have an effect on how your muscles will react. Give them nothing and you’ll be sore, give them junk and guess what… you’ll be soar!
It’s pretty easy to overcome this.
Make sure you feed your muscle enough protein and glucose after your training so the repairing procedure can start as soon as possible.
You’ll need around 20-30g of quality protein within the hour.
An easy way to accomplish this is to add some table sugar to your protein powder.
Remember that muscles don’t grow in the gym, you’re only in the gym to put pressure on them and to rip them. They grow when you’re at rest and have enough building blocks to work with.
Another important factor is sleep. As I’ve said above, you need rest to grow your muscles.
Try to have at least 8 hours of quality sleep for optimal muscle restoration. This way your hormones are doing great, you’ll feel mentally well rested and your muscles will be less soar and they will grow in no time.
Try to be less stressed, This will improve your sleep quality and with it, your hormone balance. This means you’ll have a higher level of testosterone. This will make you feel more alpha and gives you more energy.
And ofcourse your life quality in general will become better with less stress in your life.
Motivation can help you in the proces, because through motivation you’ll be more focused on what you do. You’ll watch your eating habits, sleep habits and you’ll have less stress because you know you’re building something that’s important for you.
Listen to your body!
If you’re sore or notice decreased performance the next day you may need some recovery time.
If you’re feeling good and strong the next day there is no reason to go slow and you can go beastmode for another day.
The problem is that many of us don’t listen to our body. We try to dismiss those feeling with self talk like “I can’t be tired, I want to see progress, I didn’t give it my all yesterday…”
Forget that self talk and listen to your body.
Remember that you won’t see results if you don’t allow your body to recover.
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