The Best Recovery Tools of 2021
Take your body and mind in for a tune-up
Goldwin Inspiration Calf Sleeves ($49)
Goldwin’s Lycra compression sleeves help increase circulation and reduce muscle soreness for faster recovery, and they won’t slip down your calves when you’re walking or running.
Yoga Design Lab Cork Mat ($65 and up)
Made from natural rubber and cork, this yoga mat is grippy even when sweaty. The symmetrical mandala design creates visual markers to help with body alignment.
Momentous Collagen Peptides Drink Mix ($55)
Momentous sources its collagen from grass-fed cows and adds vitamin C for better absorption. The mix dissolves easily and adds no noticeable flavor.
Orgain Sport Protein Powder ($45)
Recover from hard workouts with 30 grams of protein blended from peas, brown rice, and chia seeds. Bonus: Orgain’s powder mixes beautifully for a smooth texture and taste.
Roll Recovery R4 Deep Tissue Body Roller ($50)
The R4 has a center groove to relieve tension in the IT band, Achilles, neck, and muscles near the spine, while the scooped sides target larger groups, like the quads and glutes.
Ned Sleep Blend CBD Oil ($96)
Say goodbye to counting sheep. This powerful full-spectrum hemp oil is made with about 29 milligrams CBD per serving, plus other sleep inducing botanicals like valerian, skullcap, and chamomile. Take one dropper before bed and you’ll be out like a light.
Avocado Molded Latex Pillow ($99)
Unlike foam and feather pillows, this eco-friendly model boasts a natural-latex core that won’t go flat over time. It’s firm and supportive, plus it has internal channels that promote airflow.
Rhino Skin Solutions Repair Cream ($11)
This lotion is made with natural oils, willow bark, and menthol and is both soothing and moisturizing to help raw skin heal faster. It’s intended for rock climbers, but you can also use it to alleviate chafing or dry skin.
Addaday BioZoom Edge with Bluetooth Percussion Massager ($150)
No need to empty your wallet for a solid massage gun. This one uses Bluetooth to connect with the free user-friendly app, which has recovery and warm-up routines designed by experts. It even offers plans you can personalize with your own metrics.