Do your muscles ache the day after the gym?
Struggle with the stairs?
Does it put you off going the next day?
5 Ways to Cure Sore Muscles after the Gym
Here are 5 tricks I use to make sure I keep on track of my workouts and to keep those sore muscles at bay.
This one is a bit of a no-brainer. You must replace the water lost in workouts so your body continues to function. When you put your body under stress it needs to be consistently hydrated.
Make sure you are getting at least 2 litres of water a day. You can make this more funky by having herbal teas (my favourite are Pukka – any flavour) or by putting lemon and mint in your water to add flavour!
Foam Rolling lets you roll out those tight muscles. This is crucial when training with weights when your muscles are getting stronger. Foam Rolling allows you to take the pressure deeper – really working into those tighter areas. This allows you to work the tightness and get you back in the weights section quicker.
If you don’t have time to foam roll in the gym (plus you can look and sound very strange when you find the tighter spots)
I recommend buying a roller for home and spending 20 minutes when catching up on your favourite show.
There will be times, especially when starting a new routine, when you may need to bring in a professional.
Massage not only makes you feel better and relax but it also helps with muscle recovery. Knots and tightness can really impact your workout – so getting a professional to relieve the pressure can really help.
Having a massage can really help you identify injuries or potential problems which could be exacerbated by certain exercises.
I recently have been having trouble with my legs and neck. My neck and legs were stiff, sore and it was affecting my sleep.
I was recommended to get a massage ASAP!
I booked a sports massage to my house (amazing – I know!) using Urban Massage App!
The masseuse worked through all the layers easing the tension. I had no idea how tight some of the larger muscle groups were. Her hands were magic and by the end of the massage, my muscles had melted.
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I have the app on my phone and have now started booking massages every couple of months to help re-align from training
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Grab those Epsom Salts and Lavender Oil and fill up the bath with warm/hot water and soak those muscles. If you have time the optimum time to relax those muscles and detoxify is 30-40mins.
If you find it hard to sit still for that long and wind down… take in a good book or listen to a podcast while you unwind.
The vital ingredient to any recovery!
No excuses: if you are not getting 8 hours you are not allowing your body to recover.
Sleep and hydration allow your body to work at its best.
Switch off your phone, turn off the tv, get into bed an hour early and read…meditate…relax and wind down and give yourself enough time to get in those 8 hours.
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