Updated: Jul 14, 2022
After learning much about our muscles, let's talk about how we can ease the muscle soreness to relieve the pain and increase productivity throughout the day!
1. Proper warm-up
A proper warm-up is especially significant to reduce muscle soreness and the chance of injury. It increases our body temperature and promotes blood flow. Including dynamic stretches before working out, can also lengthen and activate those muscles, avoiding overstretching and strain during training. Someone might ask if post-workout stretching or cold down helps with the soreness. Unfortunately, papers found that doing stretches after training did not reduce the effects of DOMS, but stretches are still important for flexibility.
Stay tuned for more tips on how to relieve muscle soreness!