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19. Apr 2017 20:00
Sore muscles after a workout? We've all been there. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is common after exercise, even professional athletes and bodybuilders are familiar with that tight, uncomfortable feeling after the exercise. However, contrary to elite athletes, you probably don't have professional equipment to help speed up the process of recovery. Luckily, there are some very simple, yet great solutions to help relieve your aches and pains in the comfort of your home. Here are the top three we recommend you to follow:
Once you have tight, sore muscles, it's best to give them a cold treatment. You can simply soothe your achy muscles with some crushed ice in a waterproof bag, wrapped in a towel or a piece of cloth. You can repeat that a few times a day, depending on the level of pain.
Another great solution to deal with the muscle discomfort is a deep-tissue massage – you can, of course, visit a professional masseuse or simply massage the sore area. It is recommended to start the massage above and below the affected area and then begin working into the achy part.
In general, people don't stretch enough, but stretching is what helps break the cycle of soreness. Just make sure to finish any exercise with some stretching. The best thing is to simply repeat the stretching exercises as shown by our skilled instructors at OnlineGym4me. If you need even more cooling time or do additional stretching exercises, simply take another minute or two after a class and make sure to stretch every involved muscle. Stretching will also help you break the cycle of sore muscles and is helpful in the process of recovery.
If the pain is still too strong, just take it easy for a few days while your body adapts and instead of doing some high-intensity workouts, choose any of the easier classes here at OnlineGym4me.
How about you? How do you cope with post-workout soreness? Share your tips and ideas in the comments below.
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