Workout Hangovers & Recovery

Oh geez, You remember that time I decided to get all fit and stuff. Pain. They say no pain, no gain. I want to punch those people.

Anyways, I’m still aggressively trying to learn Pilates and that means taking a BUNCH of classes in a short span of time. Ouch. If you think that Pilates is easy or for the birds, you my friend, are incorrect and I would like for you to meet the Magic Circle to prove my point. (Trust me, you’ll want to add this handy little contraption to your repertoire. Post about my love for the Magic Circle TBW.)

Right now, I want to focus on recovery. You know, that day after workout hangover feel! It can hinder you from performing your best every day, and we don’t want that. So, because I love you… here is my recovery short list, you’re welcome.

 

Top Products to beat the workout hangover

Trigger Point — Basically ANYTHING

I adore TP Therapy products. I happen to carry around this little baby in my purse on the daily for those times when I need to get that knot out of my shoulder or roll my achy feet.  It is my BEST friend for those times when you’re too achy to move or perform your best!

My next love from the TP Therapy line is unfortunately too large to carry in my handbag, but trust and believe I would if I could. It is none other than the TP Therapy Foam Roller! This bad boy allows you to treat your achy muscles like a masseuse every single day for cheap. A traditional styrofoam roller is like the ugly stepsister compared to the TP Therapy roller! The TP roller has three different textures that mimics the palms, fingers and finger tips of your favorite massage therapist! But luckily, this one you can use every single day without breaking the bank! Holla!!

FYI: Did you know that myofascial release can be harmful if not done correctly? You should never roll out any bones or joints and you should pay special attention to not roll out your lower back or neck area! More info on myofascial release can be found on the TP Therapy Website.

Aloe Heat by Forever Living

It should be no surprise to you by now that I am just a little bit crunchy. I love my products to be free of parabens, gross additives and harmful chemicals that cause everything from cancer to ALZ. Ew. I could go on an entire rant about product additives, but I’ll spare you.

So, a few months ago one of my friends started selling these products from Forever Living. We’re talking eco and body friendly clean products like cleaning supplies and deodorant and shampoo. Everything I’ve tried from there I really love, but the Aloe Heat has become my favorite! It’s perfect to relieve sore and tired muscles without smelling like a gym locker. In fact, the smell is perfectly minty.

Beachbody Supplements – Recover & Energize 

You guys know I’ve been a coach for about 6 months now. But I have been a product advocate for well over a year. When it comes to supplement companies, Beachbody is doing superior things in the market. I don’t technically recruit as a coach anymore but I boldly proclaim my love for these products and keep my coach status just so I can buy them at 25% off, because yeah…I love them that much!

Now you may think that you can just pick up something at your neighborhood GNC or on Amazon, and you can, but let me tell you, this is some of the best stuff on the market. I’ve tried a lot of different things, not everything…but a lot and these products are some of my all time FAVES for performance and recovery! And, they can be delivered right to your door every month. Or, just try a handy sampler pack to see if you like them! No harm, no foul, just your best workout ever.

 

This is a short list of some of the products I use for all of my routines, whether I am working out at home or in the Pilates studio. Because, who doesn’t want to get in the best shape ever & kick that workout hangover to the curb? I’d love to hear your thoughts on some of these products & maybe try some of the stuff you use to help with recovery.

Cheers,

Kate

 

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