Whether your type of fitness is of the weekend warrior type or the daily workout, you probably have suffered from soreness. It is pretty much par for the course. I actually like a little soreness the day after a hard workout…it reminds me that I have put in the effort. Below is an article by Alan Tyson, Physical Therapist, and owner of Architech Sports in Charlotte, NC, who has been working with athletes for his entire career.
By Alan Tyson, PT, SCS, ATC-L, CSCS
Muscle soreness following a vigorous or new workout is frequently inevitable, and though it may be uncomfortable, it’s actually a good thing. It means that you’ve effectively stressed and challenged your muscles, and as your muscle fibers repair themselves, they’ll grow stronger in the process. Post-workout soreness is a normal response to exertion and part of an adaptive physiological process that leads to increased strength and stamina. Here we will discuss what not to do and also what natural remedies may help. [Read more…]