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What to Do After a Workout
When Exercise is Over, the Work Isn't
7/24/2010 12:28:15 PM
Thanks for an important reminder. I have found stretching after a good work out feels so good and the muscles seem more fluid and I tend to drink the water I need but I have never considered when or what is best eat after a workout. Great info!
I have followed these golden rules since I started working out months ago, and I can see all the great changes in my body. Although I have about 35 lbs. to go, I can feel my muscles getting stronger and more toned. Refueling your body after working out is the kindest thing you can do for your body. Treat your body well and it WILL reward you.
Ever since I know the importance of cool down and streching, I always make sure I do both after my workouts. Drink lots of water, no need to force on me as I'm thirsty all the time (is that bad thing?) Though not sure if I refuel enough or too much. Great article and reminder for us :D
When I am able to go to the Y I begin my exercise with water walking and transition into water aerobics. Then I go to the recumbant bike and ride for 20 minutes. After that I go to the resistance machines for about 45 minutes of fairly hard, but not painful work. To cool down I go back into the pool for modified water aerobics. I quiet rest in the hot tub concludes my routing.
I have never experienced any pain or soreness with this routine. Admitted it does take a lot of time, but the benefits are worth the time and effort. I am considerably stronger than most of my peers.
I'm so glad to see this article! I have been doing the C25K and the podcast provides a 5 minute cool down, and then I have been stretching and drinking water... but I wasn't sure how good for me it was to eat after I worked out (I was doing that, but now I feel better knowing that my body needs it!).
1/17/2010 5:37:18 PM
fabulous artice. I know a lot of people probably know this but I didn't! and it's very important I think.
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