Do you ever kill a workout, feel great then want to die because you’re so sore?
Then you don’t go workout because you’re too sore?
haha I’ve been there and it sucks! Once, you are on a good momentum with workouts, you want to keep it.
So let’s make sure we take care of our muscles so we aren’t left feeling super sore.
Foam Roll and Stretch
You can foam roll, stretch or both right after your workout. This helps break down lactic acid (thats what leaves you sore) This helps reduce stress, prevent injury, promotes lean muscle mass growth and improves flexibility.
I recommend doing this after every workout for at least 10 minutes. You can foam roll before a workout but I feel the benefit really comes after an amazing workout. Stretching, I do recommend only doing after training. If you try to warm up with stretching, you can pull a muscle. So I don’t recommend it.
As far as food and supplements
You do want to up your protein and make sure you are getting a good balance of nutrition. This is like fueling up your car. You need to fuel up your body so you can continue to kick some butt. I like to kick it up a notch with protein and amino acids to help speed up recovery.
I use coconut oil, panaway and chamomile on any area I am feeling sore or tight. This helps with recovery and relaxing the tight muscle. You can also try peppermint and lavender. This helped relieve a lot of stress off my back the other week. I have no idea what I did but I was in the worst pain so just a few drops of panaway on my lower back and boom, I felt amazing again.
If you have any questions, please let me know.