The Importance of a Good Cool Down

Whether you took an energizing group exercise class, went for a run, or worked out around the club with a trainer, a good cool down is important! We asked a few of our Group Exercise Directors at acac for their insight.

What does a cool down do for you? 

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A simple cool down method:

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What you might experience if you skip the cool down:

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What is a good post-workout snack? 

Don’t forget a snack!

A combination of a simple carbohydrate to replace your energy stores (glycogen) with protein for muscle repair within the hour of your workout should help you have a great recovery.

Some examples:

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Happy cool down!

Learn even more tips from an acac team member in your location.

Maryland:   Germantown | Hunt Valley | Timonium
Pennsylvania:   Eagleview | West Chester
Virginia:   Charlottesville | Midlothian | Short Pump