No matter what your goals are in the gym and life, understanding how adaptation happens is key to success. Adaptation and improvement don't happen while you are working out. They happen after.
It is important that you take the time between your workouts to do what you can to let your body recover.
Here are some steps to take to not waste your workout or your time.
1. Stretching or Mobility. While you are warm stretch or work on your specific mobility issues. Warm bodies and joints are primed for mobility work. Use this time wisely.
2. Cool down spin or jog. Find a cardio option that work well for you. Bike. Row, or Jog at a conversational pace for 5-10 minutes. Let your body recover from the work you just did with some easy monostructrual activities.
3. Fuel up. Your body needs nutrients. BCAA's Vitamins, Minerals, Calories after work outs are key to repair. Cowbell contains these and more ingredients that not only help you recover, but also help you prep for your next one.