One of the many changes I've noticed as I age is that I don't recover from intense training as easily as I used to and so I've come to realize that bodybuilding really is a sport that you participate in 24/7 - whether you're aware of it or not. Recovery used to be something I never thought much about. Nature forced me to wise up.
Anyone paying any attention to this game knows how important nutrition is and should be aware of post-workout glycogen and protein recovery using high glycemic carbs and quickly absorbed protein. Naturally, creatine is also part of the mix.
My main area of interest is in neurotransmitter recovery and I'm curious if others have done any experimentation in this area.
Here is what I'm currently taking specifically to help with neurotransmitter recovery:
Acetyl L Carnitine
If you're using these or any others, I'd like to know what your experience has been.
Another strategy I use is to make sure my room is as dark and as quiet at night while sleeping as possible and I've also started keeping the lights low during the evening so as not to prolong "daytime" any longer than needed.
Any other recovery strategies you use that I may be missing?