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05/19/2017
There are certain measures you shouldn’t forget after working out, as your body needs time to recover and avoid overtraining, and the importance of recovering can’t be overstated. For this reason at Athletic Republic in Pittsburgh, we would like to tell you about some small details that athletes tend to neglect and that have a negative impact on their performance. 

Sleep

It’s no secret that sleep provides our bodies with energy to fulfill our daily activities. A good night’s sleep will not only help you focus and feel more energetic, but it will also allow your  muscles to grow and repair your tissues. Remember that you should avoid using your phone or tablet before bedtime, as the blue light emitted by these devices will disrupt your sleep. 

Eat Right & Hydrate

Keep in mind that you should eat within the following hour after your workout, as your body needs carbohydrates and proteins to recover, and a protein smoothie is the perfect choice. When it comes to hydration, it’s crucial that you drink water before, during and after your workout to replenish this fluid. Also, be sure to read this previous post containing useful information on this topic. 

Soreness?

No pain, no gain - right? However, there are certain ointments and anti inflammatories that can help you ease the discomfort after training. Also, your muscles require at least 2 days to repair and grow, that’s why you should alternate the muscle groups you used in your last workout.

These simple ideas will get your body ready for the next day. Remember that becoming a great athlete also requires patience and you shouldn't push your limits, otherwise you may get injured. Instead, you should keep working on your progress, so you can fulfill your athletic goals.

At Athletic Republic, we know you want to improve your abilities. That’s why, we developed scientifically-based programs to take your skills to the next level. Think about us next time you are looking for sports training in Pittsburgh. If you wish to learn more about us, please call 724-933-4317.