Post-Workout Recovery Tips

Post-Workout Recovery Tips

Article by Dane Fletcher

For any bodybuilder, body soreness after an exercise is a positive confirmation that all is going well. After a workout, if a bodybuilder doesn’t feel the tinge of soreness, it is right to say that one is not exercising properly, and the desired improvement will not be achieved. Such a bodybuilder should derive some tips from the world’s best athletes who really train without holding and immediately after, feel some familiar soreness days later, where they then carry out some very important workouts which are also quite easy till most of the soreness is a pigment in our memory, after a couple of days.

This soreness is the one that make every bodybuilder stronger as desired and is commonly known as onset of delayed muscle soreness, which is brought about by the presence of microscopic tears inside the muscles fibers of each serious bodybuilder. This soreness is not a result of any lactic acid production by the body. The intricacy behind this is that once muscles have been damaged, they secrete a certain healing pigment called prostaglandin which causes the body muscles to increase in size than they were initially once the muscles have been exercised quite vigorously.

Most researchers have come to explain that the soreness heals quite faster when a bodybuilder does nothing, the worst hits a bodybuilder who usually take to their heels every time the muscles feel the tinge of soreness, which is bad news as the desired level of physical fitness which characterize a good athlete will never come into fruition. Every time a bodybuilder has exerted a slight pressure every time he has sores on his muscles, he can make the muscle fibers to become as fibrous as they can be and surely they increase in strength withstanding greater aces of strength in times of very hard workouts. Every time the muscle fibers are sore they should never be exposed to any uncalled for pressure. It will basically raise the chances of injury on the side of the bodybuilder.

It is quite easy to explain the discrepancies between soreness mirrored in contrast to an innocuous impending injury. The occurrence of soreness in true body symmetry does involve the muscles equally placed on either sides of the human body. An injury that has taken place in the muscles basically causes terrible pain placed on one body side. Sores in essence don’t feel any worse as a bodybuilder works out at a lighter intensity. And furthermore, an injury gets worse once the specific injured part is used most during exercises. Once should never exercise if he has an injury.

Once your body muscles are acutely sore after a momentous workout, its worth it to consider taking some time off from exercises or carryout some light exercises such as cycling or even light weights. Always stretch gently to restore the body flexibility as well as applying deep massage which would aid the muscles to really heal fast and even make them very tough. Creams containing aspirin should also be considered as well as the coolness from pure ice which alleviates discomfort.

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Dane Fletcher is the world-wide authority on bodybuilding and steroids. He has coached countless athletes all over the world. To read more of his work, please visit either or

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