How to Combat Post Workout Soreness

When I first started Crossfit I was really out of shape. After four years of high school track and running several big races after high school, that muscle and endurance lasted me quite a while without having to do much to maintain. Then I had two kids in two years, didn't sleep.... ever... and all of a sudden found myself weighing 110 lbs with 16% body fat. As you can imagine, Crossfit left me feeling very sore after only one workout. I loved the workout though and didn't want my soreness to hinder my ability to continue, so I reached out to some friends and asked about what I could do to combat post workout soreness.


A handful of them suggested that I start taking BCAAS or Branch Chain Amino Acids. They can be easily used during exercise to reduce fatigue, accelerate recovery, and reduce muscle soreness, and improve the use of fat energy. They typically come in a small container, and you mix one scoop with water while working out. Not only do they make your water taste great but you will feel so much better the next day when you can get out of bed and move your legs without crying.


Some of my favorite BCAAS are from IdealFit. Not only do they have a proven 2:1:1 ratio to maximize recovery and endurance, but they also contain a unique fat loss blend to help you stay lean, and a coconut water powder to aid in hydration. My favorite flavor that I've tried so far is the Strawberry Kiwi, although I'm really excited to try the Raspberry Lemonade as well. Also, if you're interested in getting some BCAAS for yourself, you can get them for 43% off when you head on over to their site.


What are some of your favorite workout supplements? I'd love for you to share in the comments below!

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