Get ready to say goodbye to those post-workout sore muscles! Peloton Strength and Tread instructor, Andy Speer, is here to break it down for you. Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a gym pro, we’ve all experienced that “Ooof” moment when every movement feels like a challenge. But don’t worry, Andy’s got the answers to why it happens, how to relieve it, and even how to prevent it in the first place.
Andy Speer on how to deal with post-workout sore muscles.
So, what actually causes sore muscles after a workout? Well, it’s not just about those micro-tears we used to blame. While they do play a small role, the real culprit is inflammation. When you push yourself in a workout, your muscles experience an inflammatory response. This leads to fluid buildup both inside and around the muscles, which triggers those unpleasant feelings of soreness.
Understanding that it’s inflammation causing the discomfort, rather than just torn muscle fibers, allows us to take action and find relief faster. We don’t have to wait for the tears to heal completely.
Oh, and ever wondered why muscle soreness sometimes hits 24 to 36 hours after a workout? That’s what we call delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS for short. It’s also a result of muscle damage and inflammation.
So, find out how to wave buh-bye to sore muscles! Andy’s got all the tips and tricks to help you feel amazing post-workout. His top methods are all explained in a recent Peloton blog article in The Output. Check out his take on these:
- Gentle movement
- Normatec boots
- Massage guns
- Foam rolling
- Hot and cold therapies
Andy even has some thoughts on how to prevent post-workout soreness, and working on that soreness before it even has a chance to set in. It’s all great advice for us fitness enthusiasts!
Ready to keep pushing yourself after a tough workout? Don’t let soreness hold you back. In fact, it’s the perfect time to keep moving and make progress!
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