Question by  sauvblanc (96)

What can I do to avoid being sore in the days after a hard workout?


Answer by  Legs11 (14)

It kind of depends what kind of workout you're doing, but in the cases of lifting weights for muscle, you should only stretch afterwards. I have personally found that taking amino acids and glutamine as supplements have virtually eliminated all of my muscle soreness. Try it.


Answer by  elsewhen (627)

hot showers or hot baths, are really helpful if you want to prevent soreness. if you can get a massage, that is even better!


Answer by  Wackonorm (164)

The best way to avoid being sore after a workout is not to push yourself and to gradually ease into a fitness routine. Drink plenty of water and take ibuprofen after the first workout. Make sure you stretch before and after your workout to not damage your muscles.

Reply by Legs11 (14):
Just remember if lifting heavy weights for hypertrophy, stretching before a weights session will actually make you weaker, thus not able to lift as much, nor grow as much. A lightly weighted warm up of the days muscles groups is the best way to start a workout.  add a comment

Answer by  shego (255)

Studies have shown that eating legumes immediately following a work out helps to heal muscles. The amino acids found in beans aid in the quick regeneration and rejuvination of taxed muscle tissue. Always be sure to stretch before a work out to warm the muscles and make them more pliable and effective.


Answer by  smoc46 (26)

You have probably already been told that you need to stretch before and after a hard work-out, and this is true. Not only will it relieve the soreness but it will prevent injury and stretches the muscles back into the long lean fibers that you want. But also a good run will help get rid of soreness.

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