Your dedication, workouts, and practice won’t mean anything without proper recovery. In order to maximize recovery, focus on these three areas to ensure your hard work pays off:
Proper nutrition ensures your muscles have the resources to build, repair, and refuel. Make simple choices, eat whole foods, and get plenty of variety.
Dehydration can impact performance and recovery. General daily recommendations are .5 oz of water per pound of bodyweight. Athletes may require more especially when playing in the heat. A 2008 study found muscular power can decrease up to 19% at a dehydration level of 3% body mass. Golfing during the summer months increases our need for fluids.
Rest is critical in the recovery process. During sleep your body rebuilds tissue and restores energy. Inadequate sleep negatively impacts your performance. Coordination, energy, and recovery can all be impacted.