Proper recovery from a workout is as essential as the workout itself. If you don’t recover well from a workout, you may find yourself suffering from injuries and avoiding the activities that you enjoy. Today, we’re sharing some recovery tips to keep you doing what you love. The following tips will help you maximize your workout benefits and decrease your risk for injury:

Stretching Properly

Stretching correctly is an important factor for a speedy workout recovery. We recommend that you stretch as you prepare for your workout and following your workout. There are a few different types of stretching, each with their appropriate time to utilize them. A good rule of thumb to follow here is to utilize dynamic stretching prior to your workout, static stretching following your workout, and foam rolling throughout your workout.

Static/Isolated Stretching

This kind of stretching is holding a stretch for a longer period of time. For example, a hamstring stretch where you sit with your legs straight out from you and reach towards your toes would be considered a static/isolated stretch.

Dynamic Stretching

This kind of movement-based stretching is used to combine muscle groups. Dynamic stretching differs from static stretching because the stretch position is not held. Instead, dynamic stretching uses the muscles themselves to achieve a stretch.

Foam Rolling

Foam rolling is a massage that uses a foam roller to help loosen tight muscles that have been worked out and reduce muscle recovery time in between workouts.


This includes hydration and nutrition. Don’t underestimate the power of properly fueling your body. Refueling after a workout with a well-rounded set of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats will help your body reap the most benefit from your hard effort.


Even though running may be your favorite workout, that may be too difficult on your body seven days a week. Switch it up with other types of workouts such as yoga, weight lifting, or swimming.

If you find yourself with an injury that’s not getting better as you rest, it may be time to schedule an appointment with a Registered Physical Therapist in Utah. We’re here to help you get back to doing what you love the most.