Have you ever felt sore after starting a new activity or pushing yourself harder than usual during a workout?

Muscle soreness that shows up a day or two after exercising can affect anyone, regardless of your fitness level.  But don’t be put off.  This type of muscle stiffness or achiness is normal, doesn’t last long, and is actually a sign of your improving fitness.

When muscles are required to work harder than they’re used to or in a different way, it’s believed to cause microscopic damage to the muscle fibres, resulting in muscle soreness or stiffness.

The good news is the soreness will decrease as your muscles get used to the new physical demands being placed upon them.  The soreness is part of an adaptation process that leads to greater stamina and strength as the muscles recover and build.

How to Prevent or Reduce Muscle Soreness

There are a couple ways to help with muscle soreness.  We always say that you should work to the intensity level you and your body are ready for.  We always want you to come back the next day for another workout so if you are just starting with us start gently and gradually allowing the muscle time to adapt to new movements

Warmup effectively.  Exercising with warmed-up muscles will reduce your chance of injury and improve your performance.

WHEY Protein – Consuming a whey protein within 30 minutes of finishing your workout will help the muscles recovery and reduce soreness.  The Ascent Protein we carry at RegenX Fitness and Nutrition is the cleanest protein on the market today.  Grab a bag and reduce your muscle fatigue and soreness and get ready for the next workout.