Over the past 10 years of intense working out, training for marathons, Crossfit competitions, and Ironman competitions, my body has taken a toll.
I have put my body through the ringer as far as physical stress, and each day I am always looking for new strategies to recover. As of now, on a regular basis, I get chiropractic adjustments, massages, and acupuncture; I take epsom salt baths; I use RockTape; and I have taken many supplements to help my body recover. I eat super clean and drink tons of water throughout the day so my recovery time and recovery levels are quick and back to 100%. Fortunately, with all that I do to improve my recovery, I have never been injured or hurt from excessive working out, even with all the training I have done.
Nonetheless, to this day, I still continue seeking other strategies, as I want to make sure my body stays in tip-top shape with all the physical stress I place upon it. I want to play sports with my kids and continue to do organized sporting events well after 50.
Literally made up of magnesium, which is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, this tool has helped tremendously. After long runs, long bike rides, or even heavy lifting, I will rub this lotion on the areas of my body that took the bulk of the stress. For example, after a long run, I will rub magnesium lotion on my calf muscles, quads, and hamstrings. After a deadlift workout, I will rub the lotion on my lower back and hamstrings.
The lotion is a natural product with no formaldehyde or other chemicals, and it is a great tool. Sometimes I will have my massage therapist use the lotion instead of oils so I can get the magnesium rubbed in even more into the sore muscles.
In fact, 1 in 5 Americans receive less than half the recommended daily dose of magnesium, and for those of you who are extremely athletic, you may be particularly deficient. The average American diet supplies less than two-thirds of the amount of magnesium considered to be sufficient.
I know many of you are always looking for that added value or that extra trick to become elite. Well, this simple step could be the game changer.
Speaking of elite, from June 6 – December 31 I will be doing an Eliteness Tour throughout the country and Caribbean Islands. If your Crossfit gym would be interested in hosting one of these workshops please have them send me an e-mail at DrAustinCohen@gmail.com.
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