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5 ESSENTIALS FOR RECOVERY THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU May 15, 2018 10:03

What To Do After a Run, Walk or Gym Workout

 

5 Essentials for Recovery

After a workout, these five essentials can help you maximize your recovery time, leading to improved performance and quicker returns to your next workout. And some of them may surprise you!

 

1. OOFOS - Our first suggestion is to take off your running shoes and put on a pair of Oofos Sandals. These recovery flip flops are ideal for your feet after a walk, run, or gym workout. The arch support will give your feet time to transition from the workout and help with recovery.

2. HYDRATION - We can't stress this enough. Stay hydrated!! Especially after a workout, take in some electrolyte fluids to replenish what your body has lost during the run, walk, or gym conditioning. Water is important throughout the entire day whether you've done a workout that day or not.

 

 

3. FOAM ROLLING - The best thing you can do for your muscles before and after a workout is foam rolling. If you're new to foam rolling, start out with a few minutes on sore muscles and feel the awesome effects of foam rolling recovery which include releasing lactic acid and smoothing out muscle knots for improved performance. We've also got foam rolling classes! Check out our EVENTS page to see when the next foam rolling class or Run and Roll takes place.

4. CARB & PROTEIN INTAKE - Eating carbs and protein after a workout will significantly help with recovery. Carbs will get your energy back and protein will help rebuild muscles. Shoot for about 20 grams of protein post-workout. Especially if you have dietary restrictions, make sure to find ways to replenish what you burned.

5. COMPRESSION - During and after a workout, compression is a great way to increase blood circulation and decrease muscle oscillation. In simple terms, compression makes you feel less sore. Whether you choose to wear compression during or after the workout, there is a great recovery benefit to compression tights, shorts, and socks.

     

     

     

    Come in to St. Pete Running Company

    and Get Your Recovery Essentials

    BONUS! Come in and spend 15 minutes in our Recovery Air Boots!!
    Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
    Phone: 727-800-5043
    Store Hours:
    M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

     

     

     

     

    Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.


    WHAT FIFTEEN MINUTES WITH THIS NEW PRODUCT CAN DO FOR YOU March 20, 2018 11:53

    New Recovery Product in Store!

    Recovery Boots Are Now at St. Pete Running Company

    We're so excited to introduce our newest product: Air Relax Leg Recovery Boots! This post-workout device is available for you to use while you are in our store.

    Here are the details:

    • Fifteen minutes in the Recovery Boots only costs $10!
    • If you'd like unlimited use, you can pay $30 a month.
    • After a workout, recover with a session in our new Recovery Boots

    Note: the product itself is not for sale in our store. 

    What Are the Benefits of the Recovery Boots?

    • The Comfort of a Massage- The air pumped into the boots can be adjusted to the desired intensity, massaging the leg muscles and relaxing you like you would feel during a massage.
    • Relieve Your Legs- The Recovery Boots can help relieve knee problems, swelling, tension, varicose veins, water retention, and cramps.
    • Recover Faster- After your run or workout, the Recovery Boots will help improve blood & lymphatic system circulation.
    • Targeted Compression- Similar to the idea of wearing compression socks, the Recovery Boots will target areas in your leg and compress to your preferred comfort level.

    Check out this video with the Recovery Boots in action!

     

     

     

     

    Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.