Relieve tired muscles after training: Find out the causes and how to alleviate sore muscles
In the first few days at the gym, training or doing any sports, one thing is certain: post-workout muscle soreness. Until our body – and especially our muscles – get used to the new lifestyle, post-workout muscle soreness can be a problem.
Post-Workout, is muscle soreness normal?
Yes,muscle soreness is a symptom and is completely normal and is not a sign that anything is wrong. Find out why we feel post-workout muscle pain and how to alleviate the discomfort.
Why do we feel post-workout muscle soreness?
Muscle pain is also known as myalgia, the medical term given to muscle pain. It may appear during or shortly after exercising, or post-workout muscle pain may appear, which generally appears 24 hours after exercise.
Post-workout muscle pain occurs due to the accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles and generally appears shortly after exercise. But this is not the only reason, as post-workout muscle pain takes longer to appear it may be associated with micro injuries to the muscles.
With movement during exercise, the membranes of muscle tissues rupture, thus forming an inflammatory process. Therefore, post-workout muscle pain is just a warning from the body.
But the good news is that muscles create recovery mechanisms to repair these micro-injuries. This increases the body's resistance to exercise.
Tips to prevent post-workout muscle pain
To prevent your muscles from becoming sore, you must continue to exercise regularly. A study developed by the National Research Center for the Workplace of Denmark states that working out is the best medicine for muscle pain. In addition, try to stretch your muscles well and warm up your body before training.
Another tip on how to prevent post-workout muscle soreness is to eat a healthy snack after exercise. Choose foods rich in carbohydrates and proteins such as lean meats, which can help repair muscles, helping to reduce pain.
Furthermore, talk to your instructor so that the demands on your muscles during exercise happen gradually. Allowing the muscles to adapt to the new movements should help minimise pain.
How to relieve post-workout muscle pain
1. After cooling down, warm up: there's nothing like taking a hot bath to relax your muscles. This temperature change can act like hydrotherapy.
2. Massage to relax: massage after exercise increases blood flow to muscles and accelerates the removal of inflammatory chemicals that produce pain.
3. Spray PlayOn SPORT AID to help soothe and relax tired muscles: PlayOn helps muscle recovery and relaxation, ensuring you're ready to give your all in every workout.
A study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine showed the positive effect of massage. First, massage the regions above and below the painful area and then the muscle. You can also use a self-massage device or apply pressure to sore muscles with a tennis ball.
Why choose Playon products?
Our unique formula combines the potency of natural ingredients to help you achieve optimum muscle recovery and relaxation, ensuring you're ready to give your all in every workout.
PlayOn SPORT AID is expertly designed to soothe and relax tired muscles, making it an ideal companion for athletes and fitness enthusiasts seeking effective sports recovery.
Unlike traditional remedies, PlayOn SPORT AID requires NO RUBBING or massaging. Just spray and let the soothing formula do its magic, allowing you to save time and energy while benefiting from instant relief.
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- Easy-to-use spray application for targeted relief
- Easy-to-use roll-on applicator for targeted relief
- No rubbing needed
Versatile application on multiple muscle groups: