5 Quick Tips to Prevent Sore Muscles

Gym Recovery

  1. Don’t forget to Stretch. Stretching is your first line of defense after a good workout
  2. Get nutrients for a  rapid recovery. I suggest P90X Results and Recovery formula.
  3. Ice it. Immediately after a tough workout, icing your muscles can stave off inflammation
  4. Massage your sore spots. You can hit these areas yourself using a foam roller—put the roller on the floor, use your body weight to apply pressure, and roll back and forth over the sore areas for about 60 seconds. But . . . before you do, make sure you’re rehydrated and your heart rate is back to normal. “When your muscles are hot and loaded with lactic acid, you might make it worse,” Edwards says. For a more detailed tutorial on foam rolling, check out the Beachbody Tai Cheng® program.
  5. Get heated. While ice can work wonders immediately after a workout, heat can help once your muscles have returned to their resting temperature. “Heat increases circulation, especially focused heat in a jacuzzi, where you can hit areas like joints that don’t normally get a lot of circulation,” Edwards says. Just don’t jump in the hot tub immediately after a workout, because the heat can exacerbate inflammation, and the jets can pound your already-damaged muscles. Edwards cautions, “When your body heat is already high and you have a lot of muscle breakdown, sitting in a hot tub with the jets would be counterintuitive.”

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I am a 29 year old married teacher and baechbody coach. I love trying to find ways to eat healthy most of the time and finding fun workouts where I don't feel like it is WORK.

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