Hello divas! I hope that you had a great week so far. We are halfway through! And it’s a holiday weekend which makes it even better.
So if you have been following along on social media recently you know that I have been getting back into the fitness game and working towards my first half marathon since my broken ankle. It’s only a couple of weeks away. And one thing that I have been struggling with is my sore muscles.
There are many reasons why we get sore muscles from time to time when we workout – from overtraining to doing too much too fast to poor form. But we all get them at some point so today I am sharing some fitness 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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