Saturday, June 15, 2024

Post-Workout Nutrition for Endurance Exercise

Endurance athletes and enthusiasts — all you distance runners, cyclists, and swimmers — this one’s for you.

There’s a lot of available information (and opinions) about post-workout nutrition and recovery for strength and power athletes.

Here’s an informative resource for those athletes and exercise enthusiasts whose activity more heavily engages their oxidative and slow-glycolytic energy systems.

In her article, Endurance Exercise: Fatigue and Recovery, Amber Kleckner, PhD discusses what you should eat and drink after an endurance workout and provides some examples of each.

The article also describes the psychological and biological mechanisms that lead to exhaustion and muscle soreness.

Push yourself when you exercise, and be smart about your recovery strategies, to look, feel, and perform your best.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Steve Hare
Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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