Updated: Feb 11, 2022
The gyms are packed. People are getting after those resolutions (and those of us seasoned gym goers are working on our grace and patience). Along with increased gym attendance, comes increased muscle soreness. Here are three of our favorite tips and tricks to help those sore muscles:
1. Eat enough protein. Not only is protein essential for enhancing muscle size and strength, but it also helps to ease soreness, speed up recovery and repair those muscles that tear during weightlifting. There are so many great nutrition programs out there--the key is to find one that you'll stick with & that works for you! Unless you are doing keto; current recommendations dependent on your fitness goals are .5 to 1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight. 2. Sleep (the good kind). Not all sleep is created equal. HGH (human growth hormone) is secreted in pulses when you sleep. Studies have shown that getting enough deep sleep enhances long-term HGH production. HGH is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and cell regeneration therefore helping to boost muscle growth, strength and exercise performance (and recovery!). Have sleep issues? Check out C3! 3. Supplement. Some of our favorite natural muscle recovery supplements include L-glutamine, creatine, and turmeric. Another great way to decrease soreness is externally; via ice, epsom salt baths, organic essential oils and topical muscle rubs like Sarco Stick and Sarco Freeze! We hope this helped! Until next time, Stay healthy, my friends!