Optimise Healing After Minor Injuries: An Anime Inspired Infographic
I'm not a Doctor, nor a brilliant scientist. If you're injured, see a Doctor first before consulting a generalised cookie-cutter infographic like this one.
So I injured myself this morning by…..meditating! That’s right, I suspect I pulled a muscle by some form of freak accident with my breathing putting me in an awkward position after a stiff nights sleep. It's crazy thinking you can be feeling fine one moment then can't move your neck the next. Unfortunately, these little bits of wear and tear are part of getting older. Thankfully however there are some ways of optimising our recovery post-injury.
After collecting notes from my books to optimise my healing I thought I’d turn them into an info-graphic for you guys. Senzu beans? Fuck 'em, this is the closest you're gonna get.
FYI this list only applies for minor injuries like small muscle tears/pulls, for bigger injuries such as broken bones you will obviously need greater care, however the nutrition supplement strategies in the infographic can still help you.
Exact doses are as follows:
Fish oil: 1-3g of EPA/DHA combined
Whey Protein: 30g before/after training
Creatine: 3-5g a day
Glucosamine: 1,500g split across the day
Collagen: 15g a day stacked with 48mg vitamin C (Before training if so)
Glutamine: 0.14-0.18g per pound of bodyweight
Arginine: 14g a day (Foul tasting however and far less evidence for it's support)
That’s all for now guys. Be More Shonen.