Better Sore Than Sorry

Tips for Muscle Soreness

Starting a new workout routine can be daunting….muscle soreness is not fun! And one of the many reasons people do not begin or continue with their fitness journey. Here are some tips to help you push through the muscle soreness 🙂

  • Foam Roller
    • These special rollers help break up the lactic acid build up
    • Most gyms now carry foam rollers to use in an open area. Before you head to the gym youtube a foam roller video and complete at the gym before or after your workout
  • Water
    • 1 gallon a day
    • Water helps your muscles during the recovery process
  • Body weight exercises
    • Warm up your entire body with body weight lunges and squats
    • Aim for 3 sets of 30 reps
  • Cardio
    • Light & easy
    • 5-10 mins
  • Pain relievers
    • At night especially when you lay down for a long period of time your muscles will tighten up and sometimes wake you up in the middle of the night
    • Take a pain reliever before bed, my first choice is Tylenol PM
  • Bath
    • Epsom salt bath are not only great for sprained ankles but for sore muscles
  • Sleep
    • Not only does your brain need to recover from the day’s events but 7-8 hours of sleep will give your muscls the perfect amount of time for recovery

“Sore today, Strong Tomorrow!”


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