athletes after the workout

After the Workout: Activities that Make or Break Muscle Growth

What you do after the workout is important as the workout itself

Not every workout is created equal. At OFW Chiropractic we know that success improving cardiovascular health and building muscle both depend on the actions you take before, during and after your workout. It is important not to neglect a single phase; for example, skipping the warm up leaves your muscles cold as you start to strain them and injuries are a common result. But what actions can you take to follow up your workout and make sure you consolidate the hard work you’ve put in in the gym?

Following up a workout the right way

  • Do: follow up with a cool down phase of stretching. Focus on the muscles you targeted during your workout to help them recover quicker and stimulate muscle growth. 
  • Do: hydrate and focus on ingesting a healthy mix of carbs and protein (with a minimum of fat) within an hour of working out.
  • Do not: follow up weight training with a heavy dose of cardio
  • Do not: start working out again before you are fully rested. 

Harnessing the power of chiropractic to help you excel in sport 

At OFW Chiropractic, we are chiropractic sports specialists who can help you understand your body better- the things that contribute to improved performance and those that don’t. Chiropractic treatment maintains alignment of the spine and contributes to more efficient functioning of the nervous system. Furthermore, we provide hands-on modalities that improve recovery times and help rehabilitate injuries by ensuring that your circulation is flowing smoothly and scar tissue growth remains at a minimum. If you are interested in optimizing your inner athlete, give our office in Westwood a call to schedule an appointment today. 

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