Nutrition: Recovery - Youth

Why is muscle recovery so important?
  • Strenuous exercise can cause physical damage to muscle and feelings of soreness after exercise
  • Rapid supply of nutrients to recovering muscle can:
    • Speed healing of damage
    • Replenish the muscle’s stored fuels: carbohydrate (glycogen), fat (intramuscular triglyceride)
  • Faster recovery means faster return of the muscle to full function
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