You’ve been in the gym for two days, and you can’t take it anymore. If stiffness has invaded your life and ibuprofen is your faithful friend, you should note these remedies and tips that will make your training more bearable.
You have a hard time sitting down and a lot more standing up. You cannot bring the spoon to your mouth without feeling a pang of pain running through your body.
Taking a taxi is impossible because your arm refuses to rise above your waist. Areas and muscles in your body that you didn’t even know existed hurt, and dressing in the morning begins to be so annoying that you have started to consider nudism.
If you try to get up from the chair every time you can’t help but give a little grunt of pain, the same thing happens to us: you have stiffness.
If you have signed up for the gym and want your shoelaces not to prevent you from doing a good workout, Anna Santidrian, Personal Trainer and Nutrition Trainer at Holmes Place gives us some keys to avoid or overcome them with dignity. List?
First Of All, Forget About Remedies Like Drinking Sugar Water. They Don’t Work!
Stretch. Although it sounds obvious, stretching is super important to prevent the laces from making life impossible. It is normal to feel a little discomfort after exercising, but if you stretch for 10-15 minutes, the stiffness will not be as intense.
Coldwater. After exercising, take the last 30-50 seconds in cold water or take ice baths such as Cryotherapy.
Take anti-inflammatory drugs. It is proven that taking these medications before exercise will not prevent you from having stiffness, so it is better if you need it, make them after training.
Physiotherapy. These treatments such as manual massages, neuromuscular bandages, or electrostimulation (TENS program, massage, etc.) help improve pain from stiffness.
Recovers the same day. If you have trained very hard in the morning, in the afternoon (or the next day), do a very moderate cardiovascular activity that will help you recover.
Drink water. This advice is for (almost) everything. Hydrating yourself right after finishing the activity and nourishing yourself well promotes muscle recovery and will make your stiffness a little less painful. And if you have trouble drinking water, take note of these tips to hydrate effortlessly.