I strength train with a personal trainer once a week and per my request, she kicks my buttootie. I’ve been VERY sore for 2 days now and have even had a hard time walking. Any pain reliever tips?
I LIKE to feel sore, but not this sore…
I usually take hot baths with soothing salts that work REALLY well, but only for about 15 minutes after my bath. Maybe I need a hot tub…
The best tip for relieving muscle pain after a workout is probably the first thing that you wouldn’t think of…..
Work out again.
The reason your muscles feel sore after a workout is the build up of lactic acid in your muscles and the best way to get rid of that lactic acid is to work those same muscles again as soon as possible.
If you were to do the obvious and take a few days off until the soreness wears off, you would be doing yourself a disservice, letting the lactic acid sit in your muscles and continue your soreness longer than it needs to. In actuality you should work out again as soon as possible, which will acclimate your muscles to the work and reduce the amount of lactic acid that your muscles produce in response to tearing and breakdown.
I know it sounds counter-productive, but this honestly is the best remedy. After a few days of working out, you will feel amazing after a long workout.
on: 30th March 09