As you know, recovery is an essential part of any triathletes training plan. We need to take the necessary precautions to avoid injury so that we can train, improve and race at our optimum level. With that in mind here’s a round up of some tools for recuperation that you can try – and you don’t have to buy an ice bath!
The 2XU Refresh Recovery Tights provide gradient compression to stabilise muscles and promote increased bloodflow for faster recovery and return to form. The comfort 2XU waistband allows extended hours of wear, while the moisture wicking properties keep you dry, making them the perfect recovery tool after rigorous training and competition.
Take your Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate (RICE) technique to the next level with TheraPearl – the doctor-designed, drug-free way to relieve bodily pain and inflammation. The infamous bag of peas can go back into the freezer thanks to the technology that contains tiny non-toxic ‘pearls’ that are soft and pliable (and stay that way even when frozen). The packs easily conform to your body, making it a mess free way to apply therapeutic hot and cold exactly where you need it most.
Whether it’s an overworked muscle, a chronically achy back or joint pain from an intense training session, Biofreeze is another drug-free pain relieving method, but this time in the form of a gel that penetrates quickly and offers relief through cold therapy. Available from your local Boots, the gel comes in a spray or roll-on and can be used to self-massage for a fast acting pain solution that you can carry in your kit bag for whenever you need it!
It’s no pain no gain when it comes to foam rolling. Used to release tension in the muscles, the More Mile Best Foam Roller kneads the contours of the body, gently stretching soft tissue in multiple directions. By eroding trigger points, it helps restore flexibility, range of movement and bring quick relief to muscular pain.
Taking Omega-3 supplements daily is said to restore tissue health and muscle recovery as well as maintaining a healthy immune response. Wiley’s Finest Peak EPA Fish Oil is a natural anti-inflammatory for joint flexibility and aid for physical and mental recovery.