The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of the Cherry Marketing Institute. #RecoverwithRed
I recently talked about why tart cherries are so freaking awesome (plus a yummy recipe using both tart cherry concentrate AND dried tart cherries – so darn good)
I talked about the 7-Day Tart Cherry Juice Challenge and the research around it:
- Tart cherry juice not only helps with your post-workout recovery; it’s also a fantastic pre-workout drink and has been used by many athletes as part of their routine. (source)
- It decreases soreness because the tart Montmorency cherries help with inflammation, muscle damage, and oxidative stress.
- It’s easy to add to your routine- all you need is two 8-oz servings of tart cherry juice per day, which is equivalent to 100 Montmorency cherries! (source)
The Challenge came at a perfect time because I hadn’t worked out in a while before then and it was time to get back on the grind!
I went to a bootcamp class on Wednesday morning and… oh man. I was sore within an hour! It was intense. But it hurt so good….
Needless to say I was sore for like 4 days after that, following another extra bootcamp class that Friday morning and some yoga and jogs in between.