While a great workout is awesome, the truth is that your recovery is just as important – and is actually how you get stronger. When you exercise, you’re causing small, microscopic tears in your muscles. In the 24-48 hours post-workout, your body works to repair and rebuild. Ensuring that you’re recovering properly can help reduce muscle soreness, prevent injury, and ensure you have the energy to hit it hard again tommorrow. Check out our ultimate plan for maximum recovery.
Within 30-45 minutes
Adding stretching to your cool-down is an ideal way to help reduce the dreaded DOMS. Stretching also helps to increase circulation and remove waste from your muscles, leading to an overall quicker recovery. Follow along with Kira Stoke’s 7-minute Stoked Stretch or Core Pilates NYC’s 15-minute Dynamic Stretching Routine. If you’re on-the-go, check out our 5 Favorite Post-Workout Stretches.