Speeding up recovery time
I was wondering if anyone can recommend anything to help me improve recovery time between doing weight lifting in the morning and Judo in the evening about 10-11 hours after I finish in the gym? I'm following and seeing great results from the Starting Strength program but the problem is that I can only make the gym in the morning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I have Judo on Monday, Friday and Sunday. I can still perform OK-ish at Judo after hititng the weights in the morning but when I have had to miss a gym session in the morning my performance has been notably better.
At the moment I am wondering what sort of things might be useful in trying to speed up my recovery a bit? Sleeping enough at night is an obvious one but I was wondering what else might help, stretching (As oposed to cooling down on a rower), protein shakes or other supliments, propoer nutrition or anything else like that?
Whilst I'm at it I was wondering if theres anything I can eat a few hours before Judo that might get my energy levels up a bit? tend to go Wake up -> Gym -> Work -> Judo with no time between them and I can feel like I have no energy before Judo which makes me want to skip it a bit. I really love trainning, it's just hard sometimes to fight the urge to go home and laze around on the couch after a 10 hour work day with the gym before it. (I know, I know, stop whinning and train tongue.gif ).
If anyone has any helpful tips I'd love to hear them,