DOMS suck… fact, when your legs quiver to sit on the throne the next day you will undoubtedly be thinking “wish I gave that post workout recovery a bit more time”
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, affectionately known as DOMS involves a temporary inflammation around your overworked muscles, which is the reason for the soreness. This inflammation causes the stiffness and the discomfort. Don’t worry though, even elite athletes can experience this when doing something out of the ordinary.
Some tips for your post workout routine:
- although stretching doesn’t prevent DOMS it’s certainly a must for any post workout and injury prevention but it can also improve your posture and reduce stress giving you some mindfulness at the end of your session. Performing the stretch will also increase the blood flow which can shorten your recovery time and reduce muscle soreness
- ACTIVE RECOVERY
- an active recovery workout is design to increase blood flow and move the red blood cells, causing inflammation, around the body. This work mount IS far less in intensity to your usual workout and may just involve walking or a bike ride, it’s relative to your usual session.
- FOAM ROLLER
- The objective is to “massage your muscles.” and iron out the knots in your muscle following regular exercise. The process of rolling out you muscle will also increase the blood flow and getting you feel loose again
- Replenishing the body is vital to its recovery, replacing the salts and mineral lost during your workout and feeding the body with the right carbs, protein and fats depending on your goals
- CBD OILS
- The common theme with recovery is the reduction of muscle inflammation. Added CBD to your daily routine. Cannabinoid receptors include CB1, which are predominantly found in the brain, and CB2 receptors which are found on cells linked to the immune system. The fact that both of these receptors have been found on our body’s immune cells makes scientists believe that CBD plays an important vital role in the regulation of the immune system. Several studies have shown that CBD plays an enormous role in suppressing cytokine, and chemokine production, while increasing our body’s T-regulatory cell production in turn helping our body’s anti-inflammatory mechanism.