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    Workout Recovery Secrets?

    Do any of you have any recovery secrets/hacks?

    Sometimes when I try to push it, I end up paying for it, forced rest...

    Other times I'd like to workout but end up being too sore and think rest is in order.


    I'm pretty good about listening to my body and not getting injured, but it would be nice to workout more.

    I'm sure I'm fighting aging and simply trying to get in better shape...

    I try to avoid advil etc... unless I really need it.


    Kind of thinking I just need to stick with it and stay consistent and slowly but surely things should improve.

    things are going pretty well overall though, have been pretty consistent for a couple of years now.


    I probably should improve my diet, I tend to eat bad, and healthy at the same time, ha.

    thanks for any tips/tricks that work for you, and good luck to all!

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    HM,
    I'm not a dietician nor was I formally educated in the subject. What works for me. 49 year old fairly active guy.

    As you eluded to a solid foundation makes a huge difference. Knowing what macros you should be consuming in a day is a big part of that. Sticking to it is another. Regardless I think it sets a solid base and greatly speeds recovery.

    My routine is a preworkout drink with a BCAA scoop, during the workout hydrate with a cardio enhancer, then post workout a drink with 2% milk and whey protein ensuring I get a min of 35g of protein within 30 min of the workout ending. Post that drink and before a shower I roll out my legs, arms, back as much as possible

    Banana daily for potassium, glucosamine and a multivitamin round out my daily routine.

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    Half a shot glass of pickle juice....

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    pickle juice works really well for cramping.

    How many times a week are you working out and for how long? That will dictate the course of action. IT might be you need a recovery drink after your work out, or you might just need to get in better shape. So a little more info on the amount of working out and the type and length.

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    Drink some Pepperocinni Juice,That will put led in your pencil!

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    I get the same way when I workout and push myself too far. I end up puking and feel like total garbage for a few hours later. I'd rather be hungover than feel like that. I was told to have a preworkout drink, eat some gummies or something a little sugary during my workout and then have a post workout recovery drink when done. I'm pretty sure the gummies aren't real good for me either.

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    Sleep, Water, Fish Oil, Plain Baked Potatoes (loaded with more potassium than bananas) or Bananas are an inexpensive way to combat some of your issues.
    Of course the pre/post workout drinks can help. However, be very wary of which you choose as many are simply loaded with sugar. You have to pay for the good stuff. When I competed, I drank them, now I do not. Eating healthy and getting enough sleep and water intake will cure 75% of your issues after you get through your initial body "break-in period" of exercising.

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    The best thing to do is keep working out. Work out minimum 4 times a week. Taking time off will not make you better.

    Don't take advil it stops the muscle building in your body.

    Pick a good workout program and stick with it. If you have injuries modify lifts. Keep good form.

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    Yuengling.

    It may or may not help build muscle. But I guarantee you that If you drink enough of them it will help you forget most of the pain. lol

 

 
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