There’s nothing quite like that chilly morning ride to really wake you up in the morning. In a last ditch attempt to hold onto that incredible summer training program, you’re giving it some extra welly on the bike and in the gym.
As much as we love to pedal those miles, there is such a thing as over-training. Crazy, we know, but excessive exercise can lead to muscle wear, progression hinderance and injury.
Upping your training load, either with more intensity, or longer miles, can lead to pain and swelling – inflammation. Inflammation itself is an immune system response to attack – it’s there to help us stay healthy, but sometimes it can be a little over zealous in reacting!
The symptoms will generally go away with RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Many people also opt to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen – but there are some foods that are known to contribute to recovery too. Here are some of the best…