Revealing Muscle Soreness – Beating DOMS

The one thing that sucks about working out for the first time in a while is the amount of soreness you will feel. Everyone hates being sore, but it’s the only way to get those 20inch guns. Everyone always asks for instant cure all’s on how to instantly stop soreness, but the fact is that there really is no proven method to get rid of it. On the other hand, there are things that you can do to keep the soreness minimal and last the least amount of time.

Muscle soreness is your body repairing the micro tears created in your muscles from a good workout. So if you think about it logically, the best thing a person can do is help give the body everything it needs to complete its job.

Top 4 Ways To Reduce Dealing with Muscle Soreness

Using multivitamins

The first step is to take a multivitamin. Now, I’m not suggesting that you have to go to a local GNC and buy yourself a $50 bottle of vitamins. I would suggest going to a local costco or walmart and buy a $4 dollar bottle of your essential. If the body is deficient in any needed minerals or vitamins, it won’t perform at top performance or repair itself quickly. A multivitamin fixes this problem, and it’s one of the cheapest investments you can. Most people around the world are deficient in something, from iron to vitamin D. I would actually recommend this to people who don’t even workout.

Right after working out, consider taking a cold bath or shower. The ice cold water can even feel good after a hard workout. Fine, maybe they always suck. But cooling your body down right after can reduce the amount of DOMs. (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

The Morning After

The next morning when you start to feel the soreness, consider going on a quick 5 minute run to get the blood flowing. (if it hurts right after the workout, that is pain, not soreness) I have nothing sciency to say about this other than it works. Just like when a soccer players plays a hard game and feels dead the next day, once the muscles get warmed up the pain is almost non-existent. Well, until you stop. But a light jog does the job.

Not Lifted For A While?

Sometimes after a super intense workout or a workout that was the first time since 1988, it’s a good idea to take some tylenol. Ibuprofen (Tylenol) has been proven to help reduce inflammation which directly reduces the soreness a person experiences from DOMS. Sometimes the soreness makes you want to quit and never workout again, but don’t let that happen! Although taking meds isn’t ideal, some ibuprofen might do the trick if it means the motivation to continue working out stays.

DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) Recap

To recap, there is no way to eliminate the amount of soreness felt by DOMS, but reducing it is easily done with a few easy remedies. It’s like taking cold medicine to alleviate a cold. Make yourself feel better and gym on!

P.S. I guess if you have the money and if it goes into circulation, This invention might be an alternative to everything I just said.Thanks for reading Dealing with Muscle Soreness .

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