Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Recovery tools

I work out every day.  I either get outside to ride my bike, go to my noon spin class or lift weights.  Sadly this takes a toll on my body and I'm often sore; especially the day after a hard workout.  So I've decided to do a post about the stuff I use to keep going.

Since I'm not able to regularly visit a professional massage therapist, I think The Stick and a Foam Roller are the next best thing.  They are both great ways to work out knots and muscle soreness.  I use them every evening along with a general stretching routine.  I also use a Valeo Body Ball with some of the stretches.  As far as deciding which stretches and exercises to do I refer you to The Mountain Biker's Training Bible by Joe Friel; it's an excellant book.  Joe's also got a really good blog you should add to your RSS reader:

For a daily multivitamin I take Hammer Nutrition Premium Insurance Caps.  It's like 7 pills a day which seems like a lot, but I've had really good luck with Hammer products in general and I think these are the best all around supplement.

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