Workout Wednesday | Evansville Indiana Photographer

MUSCLE SORENESS

So what do you do to bounce back as fast as possible from muscle soreness? Don’t let muscle cramps be your excuse to take a week off. Here are some effective methods to try to relieve muscle soreness.

 

1.Hot-Cold Contrast Showers: These increase blood flow and help to move inflammation out of muscle. Just take a 5 minute shower, and alternate between 20 seconds cold and 10 second hot.

 

2. Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) –They help to speed recovery time and reduce inflammation. They also help to repair and re-grow the muscle.

 

3. Massage: Since it can be time consuming and expensive, I rarely go out of my way to hunt down a long sports massage. But after a very hard workout,  I make an exception. Just one good massage can make an enormous difference!

 

So, now you have some tricks to try- don’t have an excuse!