Muscle soreness is something that is unavoidable if you workout on a regular basis.
There are many ways to reduce the impact of muscle soreness, such as drinking a post-workout protein shake through to using a foam roller.
Here are 3 alternative routes you might want to take to help reduce muscle soreness after an awesome workout.
- Drink Cherry Juice
You heard us. Two separate research papers from Michigan State University and the Oregon Health & Science University agree that drinking tart cherry juice can reduce muscle pain both during and after exercise. The cherry juice acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.
- Wear compression clothing
Recent research published by the School of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast indicates that compression clothing does have a positive effect on muscle soreness and an athlete’s ability to recovery in between bouts of exercise.
- Use ice to your advantage
Using an ice-pack on muscles with intervals of ten minutes on, ten minutes off has been shown to significantly reduce muscle soreness. However, nothing quite beats the king of all muscle soreness cures – an ice bath. Submerging yourself in an ice bath straight after exercise has been shown to reduce muscle soreness for up to 24 hours after the workout has finished.
Know any other weird and wonderful ways to reduce muscle soreness? Tell us in the comments below…