Congratulations! You’ve finished all your exercise and training, now what?
Athletes of all fitness levels can benefit from doing recovery after any type of exercise which includes training and events. All of these means of recovery encourage the removal of metabolites and waste products away from the muscles whilst also encouraging delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the muscles.
Just taking the time to include a few simple methods of recovery as part of your post marathon program can decrease recovery time, reduce muscle soreness and get you back to training faster.
These quick tips include:
Athletes who are doing intense exercise such as marathons, triathlons, iron man, football or sports tournaments can benefit greatly from ice baths.
(Takahashi, 2002) Authors: Takahashi, Tatsuhisa; Okada, Akiyoshi; Hayano, Junichiro; Tamura, Toshiyo
Source: Frontiers of Medical & Biological Engineering, Volume 11, Number 4, 2001 , pp. 249-259(11)
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