Workout recovery is the process of allowing your body to repair and rebuild itself after exercise. It's just as important as the workout itself, if not more so. When you exercise, you stress your muscles and tissues. This causes microscopic tears, which your body then repairs to make your muscles stronger. Without proper recovery, your muscles won't be able to repair themselves properly, and you'll be more likely to experience injuries and plateaus in your performance.
How to Recover From a Workout
There are a number of things you can do to promote workout recovery, including:
Here are a few additional tips to help you optimize your workout recovery:
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