Hair of the dog, fish oil, plant-based protein, Pilates

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Follow the below four steps for optimum exercise recovery:

What You'll Need

  • A bar (doorframe mounted works well), good quality fish oil capsules, plant-based protein powder

What You'll Do

  • Use what hurt you to recover. In this instance, movement. Perform a series of plie squats (slow, full range of movement, aim for 4 sets of 10) and bar hangs (aim to hang for 4 counts of 10 seconds) to help restore muscle length and encourage the release of toxins;
  • Take fish oils daily. Select a product with high EHA and DPA values (essential fatty acids). Fish oils have anti-inflammatory properties at a high enough dosage;
  • Use a plant-based protein without anti-nutrient fillers and as low a sugar content as possible. Plant-based proteins will not bloat or bulk you like whey can do. Blend with avocado and an unsweetened nut milk to make it more palatable if required;
  • Pilates stretches are dynamic and develop muscle control whilst restoring length. The "roll-down" improves spinal articulation and relaxes the nervous system from head to toe. You cannot do enough roll-downs!
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