It’s something we all have to deal with, some revel in it and some find it very overwhelming. Muscle aches and stiffness are part of the growing process, but there are some ways to offset the pain and reduce its intensity. You won’t get rid of it completely, but try following these tips the next your go into the gym for your next training session.
The most prevalent muscle soreness can come from working out new muscle groups for the first time. The act of tearing new muscles is a bit more intense than muscles that have already grown accustomed to this growth process. It is also important, with this in mind, to not try to pack in every type of workout that you can afford to in a single session. By wearing out all your muscle groups at the same time, you stretch the recovery time due to major muscle pain and stiffness.
Take Time to Heal
Rest days should be just that: for resting. That means no ‘light cardio’, no yoga, and no playing around if you’re already sore from the day before. By keeping activity to a minimum, you will allow your muscles to heal uninterrupted, and you will prevent further tearing, which will increase soreness levels again.
Your muscles won’t be healing very efficiently if you don’t feed them plenty of nutrients, not just proteins. Incorporate lots of organic vegetables to get your fiber and vitamins. Add in your antioxidants and probiotics to keep your digestion and immune system running smoothly, too. The last thing you want to deal with is an infection or cold of some kind, then your muscles will really ache. Get the highest quality proteins that you can find, this includes nuts and beans.