Whether you’re a Fitness Junkie or a Weekend Warrior, RECOVERY should be an important part of your lifestyle. It’s all very well making every rep count, but what you do after is equally important. An optimised post-workout routine plays a huge role in alleviating soreness, speeding recovery and aiding muscle growth. From sleep to supplementation, everything you do after training directly affects your progress. Read our latest post to find out our 5 FIT TIPS!
Rolling out of bed with throbbing muscles proves yesterday’s workout was a challenge. Congrats! But what does that ache mean for today’s session? While it’s tempting to suck it up and power through the pain for the sake of a good sweat, exercising sore muscles could undermine that workout and might even lead to injury.
The Pleasure of Pain? — The Need-to-Know
Dull pain after a workout results from microscopic tears in muscle fibers caused by intense activity they’re not used to performing. Post-workout pain has earned the term Exercise Induced Muscle Damage (EIMD). That means we can thank those extra reps for achy quads or extra time on the boxing round for sore arms.