My son has been strength training for the past six weeks and he seems to be recovering slower between workouts then I’d expect. He has lifted before and seemed to recover normally. He played Freshman Football this fall, (DOB 9/27/90), so he did a lot of running but not a lot of strength training. Currently he is lifting whole body 3 X week, running - (intervals, sprints and stairs), 3 X week, long tossing 3 X a week. In addition he is hitting off a tee or soft toss 3 X week, (~60 swings), and working on defensive skills 3 X week.
He performs Jobe exercises with bands on the days he throws, performs assisted stretches 4 X week and works with a foam roller a couple times a week. He has one day off completely. I’ve tried to emphasized the importance of water intake and eating well right after his workouts. What else can I do to help him recover more quickly?