We all know recovery is critical to any athletes training plan and subsequent race day success. We should all take the necessary steps to avoid injury so that we can train, improve and race at our optimum level. With that in mind here’s a round up of some tools for recuperation that you can try. Ice bath not needed..
1 Recovery Tights provide gradient compression to stabilise muscles and promote increased bloodflow for faster recovery and return to form. Find a pair with a comfort waistband that will allow hours of extended wear. Look moisture wicking properties to keep you dry, they are the perfect recovery tool after rigorous training and competition.
2 Take your Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate (RICE) technique to the next level with a dedicated Ice pack which can provide a drug-free way to relieve bodily pain and inflammation. The bag of peas can go back into the freezer thanks to the technology that’s now available. Find a pack that easily conform to your body, making it a mess free way to apply therapeutic hot and cold exactly where you need it most.
3 The phrase coined in the 80’s of “no pain no gain” couldn’t be more true when it comes to foam rolling. Used to release tension in the muscles, Foam Rollers knead the contours of the body, gently stretching soft tissue in multiple directions. By eroding trigger points, it helps restore flexibility, range of movement and bring quick relief to muscular pain.
4 Taking Omega-3 supplements daily is said to restore tissue health and muscle recovery as well as maintaining a healthy immune response. EPA Fish Oil is a natural anti-inflammatory for joint flexibility and aid for physical and mental recovery.