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  1. THE COLONEL83

    THE COLONEL83 White Belt

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    How does everybody feel is the best way to recover? sometimes if Ive trained really hard one night then go train the next night I feel gassed quickly and the workout feels real hard? I do push myself as hard as I can in every session ie feeling sick etc and I am not a novice trainer. All advice much appreciated.

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  2. Envy

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    Proper hydration, proper nutrition, intelligent warm-up strategies, post workout stretching, PWO low intensity LSD cardio for lactic acid clearance, contrast showers, epsom salt baths, ice or ice baths, active recovery(taking a walk, etc.) and intelligent supplementation.
     
  3. Cratos

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    Eating and sleeping.
     
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    There you have it.
     
  5. Justice 4 All

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    I enjoy a good dump before and after working out.


    But seriously, if I'm sore I'll try and stretch the affected area. As for energy, I imagine it's down to nutrition and sleep.
     
  6. THE COLONEL83

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    Thanks for the advice guys my diets pretty good to be fair and I sleep like a log most nights. As for supps I am not that well informed on them as to which ones work etc mainly because I always think the companys trying to rip me off with sugars and sweeteners etc. Which ones do you think should be a staple in a fighters regime?? The only one I do use is whey powder at the minute.
     
  7. Justice 4 All

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    I think at this point you might be best served by the D&S
     
  8. THE COLONEL83

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    yeah sorry ive just been there think ill invest in some creatine,beta alanine,carnitine a multi vit and prob some EFA'S thanks again guys
     
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    don't think that supplementation alone will help recovery, things that have helped me the most were eating alot, foam rolling, and long walks/bike riding
     
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    It is so extremely hard to make people believe that it really is that simple. "Surely there must be some magic, but expensive, way that is much better so that I don't have to eat more."
     
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    Food. PVC pipe, Stretching.
     
  12. Morganation

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    The only way to do it.
     
  13. joho

    joho Guest

    jacking off helps too.
    or blowjobs.
    Sex is too much work for your tired body though.
     
  14. SportsScience

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    Is there a point where more sleep wont help or can you just make yourself sleep and sleep and it will keep helping your body recover? right now im just aiming for 8 hours but would more help or am i wasteing my time?
     
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    Can't cite where I read this but, I think anything past 8 or 9 hours is actually bad for you. Generally, you should be sleeping when you feel tired, if only that was always possible...
     
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    There's a couple things you might be thinking of. First, too much sleep can affect hormone levels, rythms, especially melatonin. Second, there's the correlation between more than 8-9 hours of sleep a day and being overweight...this is simply because you burn less calories while asleep. And third, there's correlation between various health problems and fatigue, drowsiness and sleeping more.
     
  17. BigBadMike

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    ding ding ding
     
  18. SportsScience

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    Are there any problems with lifting light weights with sore muscles. Often times i will work out so hard on monday that on wednesday my sholders or calfs will still ache and be a little sore. What i want to know is what damage could i potentialy be doing or could this be good if i take it really light? eg: for blood flow?
     
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    eat, sleep, rest, massages (if possible), contrast showers, ice or heat when needed, stretching, light workouts occassionally. One of the most overlooked piece of the puzzle is proper hydration.
     
  20. BigBadMike

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    harden the fuk up?
     

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