It’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between pain that is part of your muscle building and pain that is not, and therefore should not be occurring. Use the tips below to help relieve and prevent unnecessary pain and discomfort after your workouts.
Consider using a trainer or even a person with a graduate degree in exercise physiology or another related field who is also a trainer. Experts in exercise are less expensive than treating unnecessary injuries because you’re incorrectly doing your muscle building exercises. Exercise experts can also help you to understand the pain you experience after exercise.
Learn to avoid the most common injuries caused by muscle-building exercises, such as those in your shoulders or wrists. As a rule, an intense pain is usually a sign that something is wrong besides the normal aches and pains of working out, and you should consult with a physician.
Illness, medications and prior injuries might also contribute to pain that is different from usual muscle soreness. If you experience chest pains, difficulty breathing or dizziness, you should stop exercising immediately and contact a physician.
If you can see a visible change in one of your joints or you are unable to continue your training after taking a day off, consult a doctor to determine whether you have a condition that needs rest or some other treatment before you begin weight training again.
Wrist supports are frequently used for weight lifting and can prevent developing injuries in your wrists. If your wrists continue to bother you and you have consulted with a physician, you can consider easing up on the number of curling exercises you do when you are muscle building since these add stress to your wrists.
Prevent discomfort from blood pooling which allows your blood to collect in muscles along with wastes accumulated in your blood when you abruptly stop exercise. Blood pooling can actually contribute to swelling in some instances.
Your pain should respond to cold water soaking or a cold pack to some extent. The temperature should not be cold enough to cause injury to your skin and the length of time can be for a few minutes.
Heat is frequently recommended to relax sore muscles. Today, a combination of cold and heat is also recommended by many experts as a way to achieve benefits from both temperature treatments for sore muscles.
Swimming can provide you with relief after muscle building because it’s a way to move and relax the muscles you used in weightlifting.
Stretching to improve your flexibility is associated with reduced muscle soreness after muscle building exercises. Stretches can target the muscle group you just worked on.
Delayed onset muscle soreness is a separate kind of discomfort you might experience after muscle building that occurs hours or even the next day after your workout. Most advice includes incorporating other exercise such as cardio into your workouts to help reduce this kind of pain.
Muscle building exercises frequently cause some level of muscle soreness and pain. Learn to prevent injury and reduce the level of pain you experience after muscle building by using the tips above.