5 Tips for Faster Recovery from Workouts

For the FASTEST recovery from workouts, the first 2 factors I mention in the video combined with a properly designed strength and conditioning program are the keys.

If you’re following a workout program that beats you up and totally taxes your muscular, metabolic and nervous systems, no matter what you do, you’ll never achieve optimal recovery and you’ll walk around feeling sore and fatigued all the time.

Worst of all – your gains will come to a screeching  halt because you’re always overtrained and/or under recovered!

That’s why the first thing I talk about and the most IMPORTANT is to follow a properly designed program. Without it, none of the tricks in the world will help. Once you’re on that, put the 5 tips below to work for you:

 

I mention a few links in the video, here they are in order of appearance:

There are a lot of other great tips for faster recovery – this is just the recovery tip of the iceberg…

What good tips can you share?

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Jorgen Nordahl
Jorgen Nordahl

I am at all times looking into wayes to improve my recovery, and in that prosess I came over two apps Bioforce HRV and (http://myithlete.com/ , http://www.bioforcehrv.com ) for Smart Phones. I looked into the science behinde the apps here (http://hrvtraining.com/ ), and the blogger is looking into sport recovery at Cal Tech from a scientific perspectiv. It is very enlightning and educational.

Josemm
Josemm

Great !! hey Eric about nutrition have you ever heard of something called eat right for your blood type?
This guys say that depending in what blood type you are you have to eat more of some foods and less of others for example im a A+ type and according to them i should eat more carbs because my system use them faster than other blood types etc

what do you think? thanks.

Eric
Eric

I’ve heard about it and skimmed the book.

It’s one of those things that might have an effect, but in the grand scheme of things isn’t the most important factor and still, classifying all blood types to be exactly the same is misguided… There are other factors related to digestion other than just your blood type in terms of your DNA and current digestive health…

The best bet I think is to try out the guidelines and determine if any certain foods are bugging you in terms of digestion or energy levels, if they are – kick them out!

Cork_boi
Cork_boi

Brilliant video Eric,
Excellent timing: I’ve stepped up my training recently and have been feeling pretty stiff and sore the last week, hopefully this will help.
Muchas gracias

Sahand
Sahand

great video.. great info

Leinz
Leinz

Very smart again, Eric. Just givin us good advice and explanation !
Not glorifying or bartering something. Keeps me in line 🙂

Josh
Josh

What are good post-workout carbohydrates?

Eric
Eric

Any starchy carb like rice, potatoes, even more simple carbs are fine post-workout.

But I’d still recommend whole foods vs. processed. Like a spotted banana gives you ~ 30 grams of carbs, just about perfect to have in a smoothie.

Elton

LOL – love the Leg press story, they should be banned! Squat baby Squat!

Eric
Eric

I am still reeling from the embarrassment… 🙂