Cool Down and Recover Using these Magical Gym Tools

Post written by Kevin Adams

Intense body pain after a workout is something that all fitness buffs experience from time to time. These might cause you trouble in rising and walking, which is a way for your body to tell you to recover and repair the tissues. Such muscle recovery will tone down the damaged areas of the body to energize you for the rest of the day, and the use of workout recovery tools can do the magic.

Foam Roller

The foam roller is a useful recovery tool in the SMR technique (Self-Myofascial Release). It relieves muscle soreness, tightness, and inflammation. A foam roller is a standard warm-up tool before a workout or for cooling down after doing an exercise. Foam rolling technique can help increase your joint’s range of motion.

Now, athletes and gym buffs use modern gym tools that deliver the benefits twice as much. So, give those foam rollers a rest and head to the new gear.

Recovery Pro Tights

After a big run or a thorough workout, these thin, almost second skin, open-toe tights offer relief in muscle tension. This medical-grade compression helps combat stiffness and swelling. Putting on the tights takes some effort, but it is worth it once it touches your skin.

Ice Therapy Wrap 

An ice therapy wrap helps in fighting muscle inflammation. Wet it and put it in the freezer for a few hours. Use it after a workout, especially from strenuous body-building activity. The cover relieves redness and soreness by acting as compression and ice pack in one. 

Recovery rubber shoes or slides

A great pair of rubber shoes or slides will allow your toes to relax, and if needed, to spread them out for comfort. Extra cushioning the feet allows breathing, heel cradling, and arch support. Choose a recovery sneaker with a sock-like fit or double layers of the cushioned footbed to make it easier and enjoyable to keep moving.

Slides are also an option to add to one’s post-workout gear arsenal. They allow the feet to breathe after a thorough workout or run. Some would wear them at once in the gym shower.

Ion performance recharge and a recover bath soak

A lovely shower is not enough for the tire’s muscles and joints. A lukewarm evening soak in the tub will relax muscle tension. Mix peppermint and eucalyptus oil to attain an ion recharge that is like soothing aromatherapy.  Do this as often as possible for a healthy relaxation that will stimulate you to sleep.

Compression sleeves and garments

These gears can help muscles to recover after an exhausting exercise. These compression garments fit like a sausage casing on the body. 

Aside from speeding up recovery, is also increases the blood flow through tissues, and potentially improves athletic performance.

RumbleRoller Beastie

For tightest knots, consider this little tool the fiercest match. It is firm, and the protruding bumps dig deeper into hard-to-reach spots on your back, on the shoulders, hips, and glutes. It functions more aggressively than a foam roller.

Handheld massage tools

Handheld massage tools are still luxury tools for us, but professional athletes and gym-goers, are a necessity. Handheld recovery tools are viral nowadays in the gym or even at home. They are less expensive and now affordable than other workout recovery tools. 

The Hyperice Hypervolt and Theragun G3Pro are two best-selling post-workout recovery tools that can mimic the massage of the highly expensive counterpart tools. Hyperice and Theragun use percussive therapy massage to warm you up and cool you down. Hyper bolt has two speeds, while the Theragun has three. The two devices are both similar in shape and weight, with a user-friendly mechanism. 

Warm-up and cool-down exercises are essential. It involves stretching, slow-pacing movements that gradually slow down before a workout. Every time, you put in the effort, and you sweat to the max, you need a bit of downtime to see the muscle-sculpting results and feel the performance-enhancing benefits. You are most likely to achieve your goal by integrating some post-workout recovery tools. Schedule them into your routine in between sweat sessions to make the most of every minute worth.

This post was written by Kevin Adams

Written by Valentin Bosioc

Valentin Bosioc - wellness specialist, certified personal trainer, certified fitness instructor, celebrity trainer, Musclemania Champion, Ninja Warrior Semifinalist, world wide motivator!

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