Friday, October 5, 2012

How To Get Over Sore Muscles

I hate the day after a workout...its great to feel the burn right after. In my mind I tell myself, "those are muscles forming" then I wake up next day and I swear to myself I'm never putting myself through that again!

Anyway, been researching how to get over sore muscles because hey are a major dent in my motivation and found another great post from the awesome Kathrine Kunde, which you can read here!

As much as I put time into training, I also have had to put time into rest and recovery, and here is a few things that helps me deal with soreness:

1. I watch my diet!
I make sure my body is getting enough food (meaning highly nutritious foods) to support the physical activity I have done or that I will do. I try to get allot of fresh fruits and vegetables, some protein, fiber and vitamins (Creatin, iron, B12 and B6, vitamin C)
2. Ice ice ice!
After a run, I dig out that bag of frozen vegetables in my freezer and let my calf rest on it while I check my e-mail or tell my husband all about my very interesting run.
3. H2O!
Try drinking at least equal amount ounce of water as minutes of working out. 40 minute work out equals 40 ounce etc.
4. Rest!
relax, sleep, laugh, read, draw and destress...which leads us to the next one:
5. I take baths!
A hot Epsom salt bath with lots of Eucalyptus oil/soap does any achy muscle good.
6. Get a massage!
Having someone do the after work on your muscles is amazing. It increases the blood flow to the muscles which acts as an aid to the stiffness and swelling in your muscles.
 7. Get motivated for more! Some of us needs a reason to go back on that treadmill or whatever the work out is, I found that getting the actual proof of my work out in pictures is a good way to stay motivated. My muscles look toned, I am a happy girl and I take care of my health! That is something to celebrate!! So ask someone you know who`s in to photography to do a photo shoot with you, or pay a professional one! You wont regret =) 

source: Kathrine Kunde


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