After a workout your muscles are taxed and hungry for muscle building nutrients. Putting the right foods in your body is vital for repairing damaged muscle and restocking your glycogen stores so you can be ready to work out the next day. Here are some clean and healthy foods we suggest eating after a workout to ensure a speedy recovery. Your muscles will thank you!
1. Eggs –
Eggs are one of the best complete protein sources out there and will help you repair damaged muscle after a workout. They also provide an excellent mix of B vitamins, including thiamin, riboflavin, folate, B12, and B6. Hard-boiled eggs make a convenient and portable snack. Continue reading
Sabrina Lopez, age 24, is a Cross Country and Track and Field athlete with a career full of achievements and a huge passion for running. From 2007-2009, she competed for OSU in the PAC 10 and earned All-West Regional honors in Cross Country. For the next three years, Sabrina competed at Cal State Los Angeles in Cross Country and Track & Field. During her time at CSULA, Sabrina was an All-CCAA honoree in Cross Country and the team’s MVP her senior year. She served as captain of the CSULA Track and Field team for two years, and was CCAA Conference Champion in the 10,000 meters. Today, she is sponsored by Skechers Performance, and is working towards her goal to compete at the Olympics.
Although it often goes overlooked, recovery is an essential part of any athlete’s training program. As a seasoned athlete, Sabrina takes her training very seriously, and has learned to make recovery a key component of her training regimen.
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Over the past few years I’ve always heard great things about the Pumpkinman Triathlon Festival in South Berwick, Maine: the scenic, fast courses, flawless organization, good prize money and competition, and an awesome post race feast (beer included!). But every year something always came up as an obstacle to me competing here. Usually I’d have another race in California planned for that same weekend, or Pumpkinman would fall the week before a key race. However, in 2012, for the first time, nothing stood in my way, so I jumped at the opportunity to compete. Although I’m traditionally a short-course racer, I figured I had nothing to lose by jumping into the half-iron distance race on Sunday, too (Saturday was the sprint). The way I saw it, I could most likely still finish in the top-five even if I crumbled out there. So the decision was made – I would go for the Pumpkinman Double.
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