Clay Introduces Red Recovery Routine

From gold medalists to weekend warriors, athletes at every level are in search of new ways to reduce pain and enhance post-exercise recovery.

Recent research shows that drinking tart cherry juice may help runners recover more quickly and effectively from post-race pain.

This weekend, a record-breaking 40,000 people will run the marathon in New York City. To help runners in New York City and across the country manage their pain, the Cherry Marketing Institute has joined forces with the “World’s Greatest Athlete” and gold medalist Bryan Clay and sports dietitian Leslie Bonci. Clay and Bonci are introducing the Red Recovery Routine this week to help athletes maximize their training efforts. The new Red Recovery Routine offers pain relief and performance tips on reducing inflammation, staying hydrated and fueling with proper foods like tart cherries before, during and after workouts.

Studies reveal that powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins, which give cherries their bright red color, have anti-inflammatory properties that can help protect muscles and joints even before an athlete hits the pavement, thereby reducing post-exercise pain.

Clay, who incorporates the Red Recovery Routine into his training program for the 2012 games, knows what works and what doesn’t when it comes to pain relief and recovery.

“I have definitely seen a reduction in muscle soreness since I’ve added cherries to my training table,” said Clay. “If I can incorporate something into my diet that’s all-natural, tastes great and helps me recover more quickly, that’s a winning proposition.”

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Science Shows Cherries May Have Powerful Pain Relief Benefits for Marathoners and Other Athletes

By: The Cherry Marketing Institute

Date: October 26, 2009

Earth Times