Jason Richards-Thompson talks recovery!
By Nurishment - 6 June 2013
I've had a Grade 1 hamstring strain which has prevented me from sprinting to my full capacity. Some days itís OK, other days itíll stop me from running completely. It has been like this for about a month now.
So for the past two weeks, I've had to stop training completely so it can heal 100%. Itís not ideal preparation for my season but if I want to jump the distances I know I am capable of doing it but it is for the best. I did this so I am (hopefully) fit for the rest of the season *fingers crossed*
I had to sacrifice missing the County Championships 26 May which was heartbreaking. One of my aims of the year was to get the title I lost in 2012. I miss being called ĎMiddlesex Championí but Iíll change that next year!
To help the muscle recover, I needed some things: Protein, Carbohydrates, Potassium and Ice. Nurishment Active provides me with 2 of them!
Protein helps in the recuperation of the muscles, so the Active is ideal as I get 35g in a bottle, which is pretty much perfect. And 64.8g of Carbohydrates help feed the muscles with energy.
So for the past two weeks, I've doing this every day:
- Ice the strained muscle (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off)
- Eat a lot of Potassium! Yes, Potassium is the key to recovery of muscle strain. So I've been eating 2 bananas a day, alongside a Nurishment Active.
- I've also been applying Icy-Hot to my hamstring. It helps blood flow return to the muscle.
- Stretch and exercise the hamstring.
I returned to training 27 May and had no reaction to the gym session I did. Hopefully, when I return to the track and test out my running, Iíll be OK.
Nurishment Active would have played a big part in my recovery!