YOUR BODY HOLDS DEEP WISDOM. TRUST IN IT. LEARN FROM IT. NOURISH IT. WATCH YOUR LIFE TRANSFORM AND BE HEALTHY.
– Bella Bleu
By Angie Comer
What happens after you leave the gym is just as important as what happens inside the gym. To see results from your workouts, you must optimize what you do afterwards. Recovery plays a huge role in building healthy, lean muscle mass. Muscle growth takes place after you leave they gym. Although muscle recovery may vary from person to person, there are some definitive processes that occur in the human body after an intense workout.
Muscle Fibers Rebuild
It’s a common misconception that when you work out and lift weights, you are building muscle; it is actually just the opposite. During an intense workout, muscles suffer microtears and are broken down. It is during recovery that muscle fibers rebuild, becoming leaner and stronger.
Ways to Aid Muscle Recovery
To ensure that you are getting the most from your workouts and to facilitate optimal recovery, boost your post-workout recovery by eating a healthy protein-rich diet,maintaining regular sleeping patterns, staying hydrated and stretching. There are also a few unconventional ways to aid in repairing and strengthening your tight, achy muscles.