TrueSport Coach Eli Kreunen discusses the three R’s of recovery—Replenish, Rest, and Recover—and how they will help your youth athlete’s mind and body bounce back quickly after a tough game.
Hi, I’m Eli. And I’m a TrueSport coach. If you want to compete your best, it’s important to take care of your body before, during and after exercise. Today I’m going to discuss a few tips that will help you get back to performing your best.
I refer to them as The Three R’s. The first R stands for replenish, which begins immediately after competition. An athlete should eat a mixture of proteins, carbs, fats, electrolytes, and water. A quick and easy option could be chocolate milk, a banana and water.
The second R stands for rest. A day of rest is recommended following an intense competition. It’s important to give your body a break to avoid injury and fatigue. Use this downtime to hang out with friends and family.
The third and final R stands for recover. After exercise there are a few things you can do to recover quicker and eliminate soreness, such as massaging your muscles with the foam roller, practicing yoga, and light stretching. Whenever your body needs a break, just remember The Three R’s, replenish, rest and recover. You’ll be back performing your best in no time.