Hello divas! I hope that you had a great weekend and the beginning of your week has been going well. Today I am going to talk about something that affects everyone who does any sort of physical activity – sore muscles. There are many reasons why we get them from overtraining to doing too much too fast to poor form. But we all get them from time to time so today I am sharing 4 tips to cope with sore muscles.
Ice. You hear about marathon runners taking ice baths after races and long workouts. While I have never had one, there is something to icing up the muscles after a workout. It both helps numb the pain as well as help reduce blood flow, thus decreasing inflammation.
Message. I love a good massage after a tough workout. It always feel so good to relax and get any kinks that have popped up worked out. It helps keep my muscles loose and take away some of the soreness. If you don’t have someone to help give you a message, you can also try a foam roller. It works the same way by helping get the kinks out of tight muscles.
Rest. If you are sore because you have overtrained, rest is a great way to cope with those sore muscles. It gives your body a chance to recover before your next workout.
Compression. I cannot tell you how much I love my compression sleeves. I typically wear them on my legs anytime I run over about 5 miles to help with blood flow and take some pressure off my achilles tendon specifically. But compression sleeves also work to help you recover from a tough workout. They work much like ice in that they help decrease inflammation.
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