You just crushed it at the gym. You pushed some weight around, dominated the stair climber and rowed halfway to Hawaii.
You sipped your BCAAs all the way through, stopped halfway for some energy bites and drank a protein shake on the way home.
It sounds like your routine is on point, but is it? How do you work in the recovery and rest? How important are these things to you?
Many experts might argue that recovery is the most important part of any exercise program, maybe even more so than how you fuel your workouts or how much time you spend in the gym.
Whether or not you agree, letting your body rest and prepare for the next workout is crucial. Rest days are needed for muscles to repair, rebuild and grow. It is your time to replenish your energy stores.
A post-workout routine certainly is customizable and can include things such as stretching, massage, foam rolling, heat for helping increase blood flow to your muscles or ice for swelling and inflammation. To take it a step further, how about some time in the hot tub, steam room or sauna? Or cryotherapy?
One timeless remedy for those aches and pains is Epsom salt baths. The combination of the hot water and the minerals in the salt can be incredibly beneficial, helping to loosen muscles and joints, while detoxifying and softening the skin.
Beyond just sage advice and looking out for your well-being, we’re actually going somewhere with this.
If you’re a Lift Box subscriber and received the March 2021 edition of the box, you’re already in the know and had a chance to experience one of the amazing mineral soaks offered by Mike’s Recovery, a Las Vegas-based company focused on all the things that can help the stress of your day melt away.
The mineral soaks steal the show and come in nine varieties – Restore, Rest, Detox, Mike’s Blend, Relief, Heat, Love, Maggie’s Blend and Origin Blend. They are rich in magnesium calcium and dozens of other essential macro and trace minerals, each with its own scents and benefits to help with your aches, pains, soreness and stress.
Again, what does all that mean?
It means Mike’s has found a way to take all the best things about your favorite massage place, hot tub, yoga studio, aromatherapy, etc., and fit it into a 10-ounce or 2-pound pouch that will allow you to turn your own home or bathroom into the most elegant and relaxing spa – all for less than $20 at mikesrecovery.com.
Ever better, the relaxation and self-love doesn’t have to end when you get out of the tub.
Mike’s Recovery offers a vast menu of all-natural, hand-crafted products that will help you maintain that fresh-from-the-bath peace and glow, no matter where you are or what time of day it is.
Along with the soaks, the Mike’s menu includes soaps, salt scrubs, hand sanitizers, balms, hydrating primers, aromatherapy oils and roll-ons for soothing sore muscles, all in a variety of blends to help make your home-spa and post-workout experience everything you want or need.
Every individual item on the Mike’s website is available for less than $25, and there’s also options for combos, gift crates and a subscription that will ensure that the relaxation never ends. Even the subscription is customizable – you can get your selection of Mike’s Recovery products monthly, every other month or seasonally.
Speaking of subscriptions, don’t forget to subscribe to The Lift Box, if you haven’t already.
Along with getting to try things like a pouch of one of the Mike’s Recovery mineral soaks, the monthly Lift Box also includes delicious snacks, supplements, drinks, accessories and apparel, all for you to try before committing to the cost of full-size products.
Everything that appears in box has been tested and vetted by the Lift Box staff for taste, quality, comfort and durability.
A monthly subscription to The Lift Box is $39.95. Each box includes a shirt and a variety of items to help make every workout a personal best.