It’s what you do after exercise that really counts…
The Olympics are just about to kick off and let’s face it, whether we like it or not, we’re all feeling inspired to get fit. This year, us guys at feelunique.com are staying ahead of the game; we’re already hitting the track, pool and gym after work. Fit physique before everyone else? Don’t mind if we do.
One thing we’ve discovered though, is that it’s true when they say ‘how you look after your body after exercise is just as important as the workout itself’. Here’s what we’ve got in our gym bag…
|AFTER / CYCLING
Nothing feels better than exfoliating after a long session on our bike and Conran 2 Body Scrub has fast become our favourite. Start by messaging into the thighs and paying attention to the knees, then work the product from toes up to neck.
TIP: Make sure you stretch off after cycling. This enables your body to move lactic acid from muscles and recover quickly so you’re ready to get back in the saddle in no time.
|AFTER / SWIMMING
Hair needs a sharp energy shot after swimming. Kérastase Homme Capital Force Daily Treatment Shampoo Vita-Energising Effect leaves our hair strengthened and revitalised – just make sure you double cleanse, the first will remove chlorine, allowing the second wash to really wake up the hair with energising ingredients.
|AFTER / RUNNING
Our post-run shower isn’t complete without Melvita for Men Energizing Shower Gel. Massage in firm clock-wise motions to boost circulation and its hydrating ingredients means there’s no need for post-shower moisturising.
TIP: Don’t fear hills, running uphill strengthens leg muscles even more and when you run on flat surfaces, you’ll be faster and able to run longer distances.
|AFTER / WEIGHT LIFTING
Lifting weights leaves us with the best adrenaline rush but the achiest limbs, that’s why we’re using Jason Shankey Expert Warming Muscle Rub. On contact, it instantly eases tension and relaxes the muscles – we’re already on our second tube.