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Explore the following articles designed to help you recover from your training and event and that will help you come back stronger for your next race.
The Recovery Zone
You're willing to push yourself, even when it hurts. But do you know when to back off — and why? If not, it may be time to give your body a break.
3 Hot and Cold Therapies for Postworkout Recovery
These three temperature-based therapies offer postworkout recovery support.
6 Workout Recovery Tools to Try
Here are tools to use at the end of a workout, after an athletic event, or whenever you need to de-stress.
Do Compression Garments Work?
Compression garments and devices manipulate your circulatory system to boost performance and recovery. Are they right for you?
An All-Natural Gym Recovery Kit
Bounce back more quickly between workouts with these all-natural recovery strategies.
Why Workout Recovery Days Are Essential for Optimal Fitness
The key to getting stronger, faster, or fitter is giving yourself time to recover properly between workouts. Learn how to leverage your rest days to reach your fitness goals.
5 Beginner Foam-Rolling Moves
Discover why trainers often recommend the foam roller as a must-have tool for your pre-and post-workout routines.
How to Make Energy Bars
Store-bought varieties are often high in sugar and unhealthy oils. Follow these homemade energy-bar recipes to create nutritious versions.
A Simplified Guide to Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition
Wondering how to optimize your pre- and post-workout nutrition strategies? Hear from a Life Time dietitian about the most important things to consider.
Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars
Make your mornings easier. Bake these bars ahead of time for the perfect grab-and-go healthy breakfast.
Make Your Own Trail Mix
Mix and match three different trail-mix combos: curry, tamari-almond, and nut butter and chocolate.
How to Make Your Own Sports Drink
Avoid unhealthy additives by making your own sports drink. Add some trace-mineral drops for an extra boost.
Almond-Butter Protein Balls
These no-bake bites are great to have on hand when you want a treat. We replaced the traditional powdered milk with a high-quality whey protein powder.
How to Increase Your Running Speed
Running coaches share their tips on building speed for both short and long distances.
Tips to Boost Your Cycling Performance
Training intensity is the key to raising your cycling game, according to Tour de France winner Greg LeMond.
How to Be a Better Swimmer
Increasing your stroke cycle can make you speedy. But lengthening your stroke may be the most important key to competitive success.
How to Increase Muscular Stamina and Cardiovascular Stamina
There's more to building stamina than increasing your time on the treadmill. Find out how your endurance affects your overall health.
How to Prevent Muscle Cramps and Side Stitches
Cramps and side stitches can derail any workout. Here’s how to treat and prevent these painful contractions.
6 Cross-Training Activities to Try
Improve your fitness and performance by cross-training outside your go-to activity.
6 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid
Things to watch out for to prevent hindering your endurance efforts.
How to Prevent an Athletic Injury
Athletic injuries are one aspect of fitness we can all do without. Here's how to avoid the pain, heal the damage, and come back better than before.
Fitness Fix: Preventing Shin Splints
Three easy exercises to prevent shin splints.
Hip Stretches for Mobility and Strength
Keep your hips happy and fit for a lifetime.
Warm Up to Prevent Injury
Why warming up before exercising is good preventative medicine.
What Is Overtraining?
Are your workouts leaving you overwhelmed or overly sore? Before you blame it on overtraining syndrome, consider whether one of three more likely scenarios might be to blame.