There’s no doubt workout intensity plays a big role in building your dream physique. No great body was ever sculpted without buckets of sweat and sore muscles. But what you do outside the gym is just as important. Post-workout recovery is crucial because it allows your muscles to repair and come back stronger than ever. It’s during this time, and not during your workouts, that you best prepare the body to make strength and endurance gains. You might already be the master of the weight room. Now it’s time to master recovery.