I’ve started to go running everyday but I’m not very fit so my leg muscles are killing me! Is there a way to reduce this? (other than stretching, which I already do). I’ve heard that soaking in a hot bath helps.
Make sure that you have a proper diet. You’re muscles are made up of about 80% water and 16% protein. They will need both in order to repair themselves and grow stronger after exercise. On days that you workout make sure to eat a well balanced diet before you exercise, drink plenty of water while you exercise and eat something that is rich in protein after you have finished. Please note that this will not show its effects instantly. You will notice that your muscles will heal faster and work stronger over time. If you do not feed your muscles they will not be able to properly repair themselves and you will deal with aches and pains after almost every exercise.
Exercise your core (abs and lower back) in order to provide a solid foundation for your body and also help prevent injury to your lower back which is very important and easy to do.
Hope this helps…Take care and keep it up!!!
on: 12th September 08