(Inga Hendrickson)

The Best Recovery Tools of 2020

From prehab to rehab, make down days productive


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Superfeet Me3D Aftersport Recovery Sandals ($100)

(Courtesy Superfeet)

After scanning your feet at one of its 40 U.S. Fitstations, Superfeet customizes these slides to your individual foot shape and pressure pattern. Its specially blended foam will make you feel like you’re walking on clouds, even if your workout was less than heavenly.

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iKor Labs Recovery Shot ($6)

(Courtesy iKor)

This two-ounce booster is loaded with natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, including tart cherry and turmeric. Knock it back after a hard workout to help alleviate muscle soreness.

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Brazyn Morph Bravo Foam Roller ($68)

(Courtesy Brazyn)

The Morph collapses down to less than two inches flat, so it’s easy to stow in a suitcase or pack. The smooth foam surface helps with myo-fascial release without stirring up inflammation.

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Momentous Sleep Nighttime Recovery Supplement ($65 for 60)

(Courtesy Momentous)

With just three ingredients—500 milligrams of Magtein (magnesium L-threonate), 3 milligrams of melatonin, and wild jujube-seed extract—this supplement will help you fall into a deep sleep so you’ll be ready for race day.

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Rawlogy Cork Massage Balls ($12 and up)

(Courtesy Rawlogy)

Time to retire the lacrosse ball. Made from 100 percent renewable cork, these spheres are firm, surprisingly durable, and extremely lightweight. Take them on the road, or use at home to relieve muscle tension.

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Recoup Cryosleeve ($90)

(Courtesy Recoup)

Sure, you can wrap some ice in a towel. Or you can get this compression sleeve, which stays put and keeps cold for up to an hour. 

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Armaid Massage Device ($79 and up)

(Courtesy Armaid)

Recently revamped, the Armaid is simple to use and comes with a lifetime warranty. It’s the best tool we’ve seen for relieving forearm tension and wrist and elbow injuries.

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Tailwind Nutrition Rebuild Protein Powder ($39)

(Courtesy Tailwind Nutrition)

Each serving of this plant-based drink has 10 grams of protein, 43 grams of carbohydrates, and electrolytes to help you refuel and recover. Bonus: 80 milligrams of caffeine provides a little extra pick-me-up.

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Joshua Tree CBD Recovery Salve ($60)

(Courtesy Joshua Tree)

Our favorite after-climbing treatment uses arnica, menthol, clove, and full-spectrum hemp extract to soothe aches, reduce inflammation, and minimize bruising.

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From Summer 2020 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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