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Any tips for relieving sore muscles?

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I almost always experience sore muscle for a few days after a workout. Bar the usual advice of a hot bath and no strenuous activity, does anyone have and tips\advice for help to ease the soreness?
asked Dec 13, 2012 in General by anonymous  

2 Answers

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The below advice is solid, but I would also like to add that if you train a muscle at a near perfect frequency you do  not  have to be sore every time you train , after a few weeks your body should be used to it unless you change the exercises drastically .

For example if you do.

Day 1 - Chest  , Triceps and Shoulders

Day 2 -  Back and Biceps

Day 3 -  Legs

Day 4 0ff


You would not get sore after a few cycles.  Also, consider soreness is not necessary for muscle growth, and supplements like Glutamine and BCAAs can aid in recovery to offset soreness.
answered Jan 10, 2013 by BradKellyCPT Iron Lifting God (3,295 points)  
edited Jan 12, 2013 by RobConnor
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Any good training session should irritate the muscle tissues. This cause the muscles involved to feel uncomfortable, sore, fatigued with dull aches for a few days after. This formula developed by Bulgarians to balance the PH levels with the cells, assist in restoring glucose stores and ATP protection. The process to recovery and easing of muscle soreness has varying stages. These are necessary to help increase maximum workout gains and reduce muscle soreness.


1.   Cool Down ensuring you do at least 6mins as this helps your muscles recover ATP stores.

2.   Rest between 8-10 hrs after rigorous workouts, especially for persons training at a professional level.

3.   Massage is a vital part of recovery after a workout that many of us neglect, a simple basic massage or even self massage can work.

4.   Cold& Hot Alternating Showers this should be performed after a workout in the following sequence Cold/Hot/Cold/Hot (cold/30 sec —hot 1min.)


This method I have personally tried, used with several clients as well as bodybuilders and other athletes. It does eliminate soreness completely but reduces the intensity of sorness felt.

answered Dec 14, 2012 by Gym Crazed Gym Novice (290 points)  

I know most of us may lead hectic lives, so the above answer no need to do it all at once initially you can #1&4 immeiately after to help with some immediate relief. Later on you can re do#4 adding #3&2to give greater relief before bed as its quite difficult for some to sleep well with sore muscles. Everyone of us pain tolerance is different and not many endure pain during sleep. Also ensure you take your B vitamins and protein to aid in the repair and growth of muscles.

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