How To Dramatically Enhance the Process
For most runners, recovery is a process that occurs without any thought or preparation. Nature provides a built-in recovery program, however, most of us never even give it a second thought.
Now this is fine, especially for young runners, but time and miles eventually will take their toll. And when the need for better recovery surfaces, an All-Points Bulletin will be sent out
You have to plan for recovery. As soon as an exercise is completed, the most ideal program should immediately kick into high gear.
Research has shown that toxins which typically accumulate in the muscles after exercise are drastically reduced if some form of motion continues after a workout. Walking or light jogging for 10-15 minutes will greatly improve the breakdown of waste products to reduce accumulation and an associated stiffness and soreness.
Muscles typically tighten, as a result of exercise. The speed of recovery is directly related to the amount of blood that can enter the muscle to provide the necessary food and oxygen which aid in recovery. With deep massage immediately after exercise blood is encouraged via the relaxation of the muscle. The Stick® is by far the best way to message all muscles in the most efficient manner. This should be used within the first 15 minutes after exercising, and several times during the rest of the day. Each session should only take 45-60 seconds.
A combination of massage and stretching is the perfect medicine for tightened muscles after a workout or race. By first using The Stick® on a muscle group, relaxation will begin and a rich, copious blood supply will be fed to the muscle. The muscle is now prepared for recovery stretching, which will keep the muscular system from tightening and allow faster recovery.
You have to plan for your recovery. As soon as an exercise is completed, the most ideal program should immediately kick into gear.
The carbohydrate window is that 15 minute period after a workout or race when a muscle is most receptive for recovery nutrients. The recovery solution should be taken during this period. As The Stick® provides a greater of volume of blood to the muscle, the blood is the carrier of the nutrients that were absorbed from the stomach. This combination allows for maximum nutrients that provide for a more rapid recovery.