The benefits of having workout plans or routines are widely known to help improve your health, give you monster energy, while achieving the figure you desire. Whether your workout plan is designed for a woman or a bodybuilder, ALL post workouts should include a routine of cooling down and replenishing your body with proper nutrition to give you the monster energy you crave and the sculpted results your worked so hard for.
How you treat your body following your workout will determine how fast your body recovers and will impact your muscle growth as well as your level of energy.
Many people, however, make the mistake of rushing off to work or carrying on their busy day when there workout is over. Research has found that what you do to your body in the minutes AFTER a workout directly affects muscle soreness, muscle strength and growth, and energy levels.
So before you’re ready to call it a day after working hard in the gym, incorporate these 5 easy steps into your workout plan to help you get monster energy while reaping the greatest reward.
Step 1: Cooling Down
During a workout your heart rate accelerated from working hard. Following a workout, spending a few minutes doing some light cardio will help your heart rate go back down to it’s normal and steady pace. So rather than stopping suddenly when your workout is complete, it’s highly recommended to spend a few minutes walking on a treadmill or engaging in other light activity.
Step 2: Stretching
Everyone knows one of the most important things you can do following a workout is stretching. Not only does stretching help your body prevent injury, but will help your body gain the full benefit of your workout by helping your muscles rebuild and grow stronger.
Step 3: Tracking
Tracking your results following a workout helps you stay motivated while tracking your progress. Nowadays, mobile apps and technology make it easy to track and share data from your workouts. Research has even found that mobile technology is an effective tool for increasing initial physical activity levels among under active adults. Imagine how beneficial mobile apps can be for active adults.
Step 4: Hydrate Your Body
While it’s important to stay hydrated during a workout, it’s just as important to replenish your body with fluids following a workout. Drinking 2-3 cups of water within 2 hours following a workout is recommended to keep your body from getting dehydrated.
Step 5: Refuel Your Body with Energy
According to the American Heart Association, what you put in your body (nutrition) is just as important as what you do with your body (exercise). Following a workout, your muscles are torn and need to be repaired. Fueling your body with the proper carbohydrates will help your muscles recover faster while giving your body the energy it needs.
What are some healthy energy options that give you the right kind of carbohydrates you need following a workout?
Luckily, Toosum snack bars are a healthy option for post workout nutrition. They’re made with healthy carbohydrates to give you the energy you need while repairing your muscles damaged from the workout. They can be easily dropped into a gym bag or follow you wherever your workout takes you. Toosum snack bars are also gluten free and only 100 calories, which delivers the perfect serving for post workout energy:
Although every Toosum snack bar is inspired from various parts around the world, all Toosum snack bars are proudly made in the USA.
Take the Toosum challenge today by adding a Toosum snack bar to your post workout routine and help boost your energy while maximizing your results.
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