Wanted to share a few things have helped me with sore muscles! Here are my workout recovery tips for what to do after a difficult workout…
high waist leggings// tank // bra // sneakers // sunglasses
Workout recovery tips:
1. Eat well and Hydrate
Having a high protein meal or snack and drinking lots of water is especially important after training. You have to replenish and fuel up to continue to train. Here are a few of my favorite healthy meals and snacks and here is a post on what I eat before and after workouts.
2. Epsom Salt Bath
My favorite way to sooth sore muscles is to add Dr. Teals Relax & Relief Epsom Salt Soaking Solution to the bath and soak for as long as possible. This one smells so good.
The Hypervolt is a hand held vibrating massage tool that can help relieve muscle soreness and stiffness, improve range of motion and promote circulation. We got one for our home a few months ago and honestly wish we had made this investment sooner!
4. Foam Roll
Foam rolling is one of my favorite workout recovery tips! It is a great way to self massage sore muscles and can help with blood flow and fascia release. I have been using this foam roller for over a year.
5. Lacrosse Ball
When my calves were constantly sore from Marathon training, my PT told me to roll out my feet with a lacrosse ball to loosen up my leg muscles. This really helped!
6. Stretch Band
I use a resistance band to help stretch out on my own.
7. Light low impact movement
When I’m sore from a long run or tough weight workout, I like to do a very low impact easy Peloton ride or quick walk just to get moving on a rest day.
8. Sports Massage
I try to treat myself to a deep tissue sports massage once a month! It helps so much and it is something nice to look forward to when training.
Hypervolt // lacrosse ball // resistance band // foam roller
Dr. Teals Relax & Relief Epsom Salt Soaking Solution
We love our Peloton bike – read my Peloton review here!
Here are a few of my favorite healthy meals and snacks and here is a post on what I eat before and after workouts.
Just picked up these high waist leggings from Nordstrom for Fall! These soft leggings are really comfortable and a good flattering fit. I would wear these for any workout, to run errands, for a travel day and even to lounge around the house. They are under $100 and I’m wearing the color darkest night in the size small for reference.