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Protein and sleep are the two big ones for me, with overall calories coming in second. If I'm short on any of the three, I don't recover well and the DOMs are worse and longer. If I boost the crap out of lean protein and sleep, it usually straightens me right out.

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What they said, plus consistent training.  You are not only training your body to lift, but training it to recover.  If you tell it "I'm expecting you to do this much work every day/every other day/etc" if will develop the ability to recover from what you are asking it to do (within reason).  

 

 

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Contrast showers!

I usually do targeted areas (almost always my hamstrings and glutes lol) but it basically involves cycling between hot and cold water in the shower. It helps to promote blood flow to the area. You can also do full body, but those are more uncomfortable.

 

https://www.girlsgonestrong.com/blog/recovery/hydrotherapy-how-water-can-help-you-recover-from-workouts/

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