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What is the best thing to do after working out or a strenuous activity?

  1. internpete profile image90
    internpeteposted 5 years ago

    What is the best thing to do after working out or a strenuous activity?

    What do you like to do after hitting the gym?

  2. manofmystery24 profile image60
    manofmystery24posted 5 years ago

    24 grams of whey protein and a good meal 30-60 minutes later. Chipotle burrito is always good along with a Rockstar energy drink.

  3. Eric Calderwood profile image81
    Eric Calderwoodposted 5 years ago

    Eat protein and rest so that your muscles can rebuild themselves.

  4. Sage in a Cage profile image79
    Sage in a Cageposted 5 years ago

    I try to ensure I eat some form of protein after doing exercise but the highlight of post-workout time for me is a long hot shower to help with the muscle ache!

  5. Jennifer Madison profile image87
    Jennifer Madisonposted 5 years ago

    bananas! they provide you with magnesium which is good for your muscles

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    mfspakposted 5 years ago

    cool down, and stretch! also have a drink of water! the combination flushes the acid out of your muscles so you wont be as sore the next day!

  7. RyanBuda profile image91
    RyanBudaposted 5 years ago

    Eat a balanced meal with plenty of protein so your body has plenty of fuel to feed on, then get some rest. if you can, keep your muscles warm so they stay looser and heal better

    And make sure you switch up how you strain your body by varying the types of work outs you do.

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    chloelozanoposted 5 years ago

    After a great workout I like to cool off in the pool at the gym. If I am home I like to take a cool shower.

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    Kboss302posted 5 years ago

    The best thing to after a workout is give your body the necessary nutrients to begin the recovery process.

    After any strenuous training session, cortisol levels are elevated. If you're not familiar with cortisol, it is a stress hormone that can break down lean muscle tissue.

    Think of cortisol as pac-man, going through and gobbling up the proteins that constitute your muscle cells.

    Within 30-60 minutes following your workout, consume a meal rich in protein and simple carbohydrates.

    Whey protein is a great option, as it absorbs incredibly fast and is high in amino acids. This will help reduce muscle breakdown and begin the rebuilding process.

    Simple carbohydrates too are important. Like whey protein, they absorb incredibly fast and can blunt the effects of cortisol. They're also critical for replenishing the spent glycogen in your muscles, which further aids the recovery process.

  10. Victoria Anne profile image97
    Victoria Anneposted 5 years ago

    When I'm doing serious training I take ice baths. Hurts so good.

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    Jade0215posted 5 years ago

    I like to just relax after working out and drink some ice water or anything that's cold really lol. Maybe go to the pool especially if its a hot day.

  12. yoginijoy profile image72
    yoginijoyposted 5 years ago

    Stretch first while the muscles are still lose so they will recover nicely. Next, eat some protein within the first hour for the same reason--recovery.