Being a Health and Human Performance (Kinesiology) Major at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, I have learned that it is important to help your body recover after a tough workout. I would like to share with you some stretches that I do after running and what I do to help my muscles recover after a hard workout.

 

To explain more detail from my video, here are three simple stretches that I do after every run.

 

  1. Down Dog Calf Stretch: This is a stretch that you can use to help with loosening your calf muscles.

  2. Glute Stretch: This stretch is great for tight glutes and hip flexors.

  3. Standing Hamstring Stretch: This stretch is great for loosening up tight hamstrings after a long run.

 

*All Stretches can be done before and after running. Please consult with a medical professional if you have any medical issues that may be affected by the suggested activities.

 

 

Healthy After Workout Recovery Smoothie

 

Making sure that you are getting high-quality protein in your daily diet is one of the best ways to enhance athletic performance, as well as to just keep us feeling good and ready to go! Protein is also a way to help recovery and repair of muscles.

 

 

Ingredients: (Blend together the following)

- 1 Cup of Protein

- 1 Frozen or Unfrozen Banana

- 1 Cup of Ice

- 1 Cup of Water (More can be added if needed)

- 1 tbs of Chia Seeds

This smoothie is around 240 calories and a great recovery drink after a hard workout. Peanut butter can be added if that is something you enjoy. Of course, if you have any allergies, you will want to choose your ingredients to avoid them.

 

Thanks for watching and reading!

 

Comment below if you have any questions or if you would like to share your own healthy recovery snacks or tips!

 

See you all soon!

 

*Please consult with a medical professional if you have any medical issues that may be affected by the suggested activities.