10 Ways to Recover After Your Workout — Fast
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.
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
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
"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."