Chicago Illinois (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
One of the most discouraging things about starting to work out after a large lapse of time is how sore the muscles are the next few days. This is a big mistake made by many because of impatience to get in shape. With a few tips and secrets the soreness level after a workout can go down drastically thus allowing for a quicker recovery and less pain.
1. Get proper sleep. The body does most of its recovery when it is at rest. Without proper sleep the body does not have time to heal so then it will continue to be sore for longer. The longer the muscles are sore the longer it is taking for them to recover.
2. Eat more food throughout the day. This may seem counter-productive but it is in fact a very good thing to do. Most bodies do not get enough food throughout the day. After too long without food the body starts to slow down its metabolism because it goes into starvation mode. The body will then start to pull nutrients from wherever it can like muscles. Without these nutrients the muscles cannot grow nor can they heal properly. Instead of eating two or three large meals throughout the day the better option is to eat six to eight smaller healthy meals throughout the day.
3. Hydrate, hydrate, and then hydrate some more. This cannot be stressed enough. Without proper hydration the muscles will continue to be sore. The more the body is worked out the more the body sweats which means that the body needs more water.
4. Treat the muscles to a massage. Massages in fact help to release the lactic acid that is in the muscles after a workout. A daily massage will help muscles recover much quicker and with less soreness. If a daily massage is not an option then once a week or once every two weeks will help. Something is better than nothing when it comes to massages.
With these four steps muscle recovery will noticeably increase. This will in turn allow for quicker muscle growth and more encouraging results in the gym.