4 Steps to Faster Muscle Recovery after Workouts
You know that feeling. The feeling you get after pushing yourself at the gym, when your muscles ache and you have trouble getting up the stairs, and you’re cursing your instructor. It’s actually a sign of your body screaming that it needs time to recover.
The recovery period after a workout is the time when your body rebuilds its muscles. Even seasoned workout enthusiasts experience muscle soreness and need time to reenergize their muscles. But sometimes your muscles don’t recover as fast as you would like them to. Here are four proven steps to faster muscle recovery that will help you get back in the gym stronger and feeling more refreshed than ever.
By Dr. Stacey Naito, Physician & IFBB Bikini Pro
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