author:  Kelly Gill, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

 

Have you ever thought about your need to recover after workouts?  Most people with low to moderate intensity workouts, who get adequate sleep and eat mostly a healthy diet, will naturally recover without making extraordinary efforts.

However, if you feel like you’ve hit a wall in your workouts, or you feel increasing fatigue during workouts or otherwise, if you are not experiencing performance gains (like getting stronger, leaner, or better) during your workouts or you are sore after workouts, if you find yourself continuously getting sick, then you may need to start thinking about your recovery after workouts.  Each of those complaints can be the sign of inadequate recovery.

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