10 Ways to Recover After Your Workout — Fast

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Trust us, we love to brag about our DOMs — the mark of a good workout! — but wincing in pain every time we sit down at our desks gets old fast. Luckily, we have an arsenal of workout recovery products that we love for relieving pain and preventing injuries. Check out our favorite tried-and-true post-workout products here.

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KT Tape Pro
POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

KT Tape Pro

"When I'm training for a race, my left knee inevitably needs more attention. Wrapping it with KT Tape Pro ($20) always gives me relief from nagging runner's knee and extra support no matter how hard I'm pushing it."


— Leta Shy, editor

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Skins Compression Leggings
POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

Skins Compression Leggings

"While the science is still out on compression gear, I always feel better the next day if I throw on a pair of Skins leggings ($140) or calf sleeves after a grueling workout or long run. Even if it's all in my head, I feel less sore and ready to tackle the next workout."


— Michele Foley, senior editor

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Dr. Cool Wrap
POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

Dr. Cool Wrap

"I have a medium Dr. Cool Wrap ($30), which I used for my pulled calf, and it also works around the knee. It's a great two-for-one icing while compressing, and you get a lot of coverage. It doesn't take up much room in the freezer — you freeze it in the rolled-up position."


— Susi May, senior content director

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Tennis Balls
POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

Tennis Balls

"Tennis balls are cheap ($3 for a pack of three) so you can stash them where you need them — your desk, your home gym, in your gym bag — and are effective for rolling out knots and tight spots in your feet, hip joints, shoulders, or wherever else you need fast relief."


— LS

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Triggerpoint
POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

Triggerpoint

"These products are next-level foam rollers. The grid on each product allows you to dig deep when needed, allowing you to really work trigger points. The foam roller ($40), stick ($35), and foot roller ($25) are my favorites."


— MF

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Manduka Yoga Mat
POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

Manduka Yoga Mat

"I use my yoga mat ($108) to stretch out if my hips or back are sore from a run!"


— Jenny Sugar, contributing editor

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Sklz Cold Roller Ball
POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

Sklz Cold Roller Ball

"The Sklz Cold Roller Ball ($40) glides easily over my sorest spots and contains an insulating gel that holds a cold temperature for hours, so I can pop it in my freezer, go out for a long run, and come back home for some much-needed recovery."

— LS

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The Stick
POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

The Stick

"This necessity isn't a fun one; I'm never that excited to use it. But while somewhat painful, The Stick ($28) is effective for massaging out knots after a hard workout and ensuring I stay injury-free."


— LS

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Salonpas
POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

Salonpas

"A chiropractor I used to work for recommended the Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch ($15 for 120 patches). I use them when my neck is stiff, if I have knots in my shoulders, or when my hamstrings are feeling a little strained."


— SM