Out on the slopes
- Nov 24, 2017
Recovery drinks go a long way to addressing that. I have an interview out there with Susie Parker Simmons, USOPC's head nutritionist. She created their own proprietary recovery drink for athletes, after mot finding what she spec ed in commercially available products, and after said brands did not want to work with her.I had to learn this over the summer/fall while rehabbing from my knee replacement. I was recovering very quickly early on, so I kept pushing the rehab. (A lot of that is because the exercises seem so ... tiny, as if how could this possibly be helping??) But it was just resulting in inflammation and basically stalling recovery. After adding two full days a week of rest, things started progressing again.
Susie also emphasized that a high quality, independently certify (NSF is the leader in that field) recovery drink should ge taken immediateLy after PT sessions.
I am living that right now, and have my massage therapist coming to the house once a week for a 90 minute session. But yes, recognizing when you need recovery time is super important. You don't get stronger without a balance of traing, minitoring load, duration, and recovery.