Nutritional Interventions for Recovery - The Muscle PhD

Nutritional Interventions for Recovery

Nutritional Interventions for Recovery

Proper nutrition is the best way to recover from hard training sessions. Replacing what you lost during exercise is the most important component of recovery – water, sodium, and carbohydrate intake is very important after exercise. Protein is also important for building muscle tissue so a full meal following a workout is probably the best way to optimize post-workout nutrition. Check out our article, “Post-Workout Nutrition,” here for more info.

Reference 1: Kenney, W. L. (2004). Dietary water and sodium requirements for active adults. Sports Science Exchange, 17, 92.

Reference 2: Thomas, D. T., Erdman, K. A., & Burke, L. M. (2016). American College of Sports Medicine Joint Position Statement. Nutrition and Athletic Performance. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 48(3), 543-568.

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