Think Your Workout Is Over? Think Again!

September 30, 2010by TonyaTittle

This week, trainer Tonya Tittle from Energy Fitness personal training studio in Memphis, TN tells you about:

The importance of post-workout recovery

After finishing a tough workout, you probably feel like you’ve done everything you need to do for your body that day. In reality, tough workouts are great, but what you do in the next 60 minutes of recovery time is just as important if not more so!

If you aren’t refueling with the proper 2:1 ratio of protein to carbs after exercising, then you’re catabolizing your muscles- they’re basically eating themselves for fuel! The best way to do this is with a liquid, like a protein shake. Liquids are more bio-available than solids, meaning that your body absorbs them more quickly.

So next time you go to sit or lie down after exerting yourself, think again. Your workout isn’t really over until you follow the proper steps for post-recovery. Trust me – your body will thank you later!

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