Getting the best out of your body owes as much to what you do when you're in the gym breaking sweat, as it does to when you're at home with your feet up.
The body relies on strategic rest and recovery periods to regain strength and grow. When a muscle is subjected to a taxing workout, the muscle fibres are damaged in the process. As soon as the training session is over, the repair and re-grow process begins.
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Recovery not only gives the body time to rejuvenate for the next training session or match, it also helps lower the risk of injury.
To get maximum results on the pitch QPR and England striker Bobby Zamora has his own recovery methods.
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Bobby Zamora has been an official Under Armour sponsored ambassador for 5 years. Visit www.underarmour.co.uk for more information
For more football tips see:
Recovery rules for football
Recovery: A how to guide
Shane Long's rules to recovery
Micah Richards: Recharge your batteries for the next game
Post match recovery starts here...