Even though post-workout sore muscles can be one of the sweetest pain one has, they can easily be dealt with.
Yes, it feels great to feel the burn, but should we have to? Officially known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), it is the result of micro-tears in the muscle tissue which typically develops 12 to 24 hours intense workouts.
Despite a sense of reward, it can be really annoying to have for days, as well as it can be hindering.
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There a few things you can do that relieve your sore muscles and instantly make you feel better.
With your muscles cramped and tense, stretching is the best thing you can do to help them relax. Just make sure that your warming up before and not overstretching, which can seriously harm you.
A deep tissue massage or a foam roller massage has proven effective in treatment of sore muscles. You can easily find tutorials online to make sure that you’re doing it the right way.
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Both heat and cold can help soothe your pains and promote muscle tissue regeneration.
After an intense workout, stepping into a sauna or jacuzzi for about half an hour can help increase circulation and make you recover quickly.
On the other hand, putting ice on sore muscles can help reduce inflammation and numb out the pain.