How To Recover (and Perform) Better

Customizing your workout routine and being intentional about including enough recovery time is something I’ve talked about often. We all have different lifestyles, body types, stress levels, and backgrounds, so taking the time to make your routine as specific to your body’s needs as possible will result in big improvements to your performance and recovery.

But what if you don’t know your body well enough to know what your genes specifically need?

This kind of detailed, scientific information isn’t the kind of thing that you can just guess—and you shouldn’t!

What I recommend instead is pursuing avenues and professionals that allow you to receive personalized information, like genetic testing. If you don’t, you’re likely to miss out on some very valuable information that could have a massive effect on your approach to fitness (and wellness in general).

Take this research about genetic variation and exercise-induced muscle damage—it completely validates the importance of customizing one’s workout routine, revealing that some genotypes are actually associated with increased levels of inflammation post-workout, and therefore, require a longer rest period between periods of activity.

Because of the role our genes play in the regulation of inflammation, I feel it is particularly wise to seek out information about your body and your genes—that way, when you feel prepared enough to create the most optimal approach to recovery and fitness for yourself, you can do it from the most informed, knowledgeable viewpoint possible.

Want to start this process today? Then I’ve got good news—I’ve partnered with the incredible online health consultation company Wild Health and they’re offering a special discount for B.rad listeners.

Through Wild Health, you’ll receive DNA analysis, custom lab panels, extensive medical intake with family history and lifestyle preferences, and regular online visits with a board-certified precision medicine physician. You also get to work with a health coach, whom you can get in touch with anytime through their convenient app.

If you want to discover exactly what your body needs for nutrition, exercise, sleep, and supplements, Wild Health makes it easy. Go to their website WildHealth.com to learn more and use the discount code BRAD20 for 20% off.


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