Effective recovery is probably one of the most neglected areas of anyone’s training programme. It’s easy to get wrapped up in training, clocking up miles and muscle conditioning workouts, but it’ll all be for nothing without proper recovery.
After any ride or training session where your muscles have been exerted, it’s important to allow your body (and mind) the time to rest. It’s during this period that your muscles are able to repair and strengthen, so it’s no wonder why it’s important for your pedalling progression.
We’ve teamed up with Vifit Sport to take a look at ways in which to boost your recovery so you can get the most out of your training. If you want the chance to kick start your recovery, read on to find out how you can win yourself a Vifit Sport Recovery bundle but first, here are five ways to get you off to a flying start with recovery…
Boost your protein intake
Protein is essential for building muscle and it plays a vital role in both recovery and weight loss – which you can read more about here.
It’s best to consume protein straight after a workout as this is when your body is in deficit and will begin to break down body tissue. Protein provides the building blocks for your muscles to grow and process the exertion you just put them through.
Vifit Sport offers a wide range of protein supplements which help speed up the recovery process. Each serving of a Vifit Sport product, whether it’s a bar, shake or drink contains 20g of milk-based protein, as well as vitamin D, potassium and magnesium. The range includes a whole host of flavours, all naturally sourced and with no artificial colourings or preservatives.