How Do You Relieve Sore Muscles after a Workout?

It might sound weird to say, but I like it when my muscles get a little sore after a workout, it lets me know I've worked my muscles enough to build strength.  But if you want to know how you relieve sore muscles, there are some easy things you can do.

Sore Muscles

Many people think that they should do a deep stretch before they exercise. The truth is if you stretch too in your muscle toned while you can thus do more harm than good.

You can tear muscle fibers that will take a long time to repair and you will lose a lot of exercise while you are in recovery.

You can sprain or strain, no they're not the same, and be more susceptible to muscle pulls.

You don't want to stop exercising while you wait to repair the damage done by incorrect stretching.

Stretching is good for you, but it only works well when your muscles are already loose and warm.

To maximize stretch, do a very light warming movement before exercising and let a deeper stretch until completion.

It is important to understand that the pain you are feeling is derived from micro tears you get in your muscles to cope with it.

When your muscles repair themselves, this is how you build it and make it stronger, and bigger.  From that point of view a little soreness is actually a good thing.

Ease into any new exercise program.  One mistake I've made is to think that just because I work out and I'm fit I can jump into any type of physical activity.  Wrong. Different activity using different muscles in different ways, so whenever you experience something new, you may be having a little pain in the muscles.

When you experience muscle aches, try doing light exercise when you 'recover'. Do something as simple as walking, or biking. You want to keep your body moving and off without putting pressure on already strained muscles.

The initial treatment for this type of injury should consist of icing the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes per hour during the first 24 hours.

Then apply heat to the affected area again for 15 to 20 minutes every hour. Soaking in a bath containing hot water can also help loosen the muscles are sore.

Easy and effective way to relieve the pain of sore muscles is by way of massaging. This will help by increasing blood flow to the affected area that will effectively warm the muscles and starting to get rid of lactic acid buildup is built

This is what makes your muscles ache.

There are also many over the counter creams and ointments that you can apply to help loosen up your muscles and speed up the recovery time.
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