You just got back from the gym, still feeling that post workout high, and are proud of the hard work you’ve done. You come home shower off and relax on the couch. Only to wake up the next day sore and unable to move. There’s a reason why there are so many leg day memes out there, because we all know how that post workout soreness feels. But you don’t have to feel this way, you can eliminate or very much reduce muscle soreness from working out and here are three very effective ways.
Soak Up in a Salt Bath
We love relaxing in a warm bath after a hard workout at the gym. It relaxes us and can alleviate pressure on our joints and muscles. But did you know that you can make your baths even better by adding sea salt? Sea Salt has so many benefits for sore muscles and joints. Some of which are soothing achy feet, relaxing overworked legs, alleviate muscle stiffness, ease muscle cramps, and stimulate circulation.
Foam Rolling Exercises
A lot of gyms have foam rollers on hand that you can use, but you can also buy one that you can use at home after a workout. Foam rollers are used as a therapeutic way to alleviate muscle soreness with pressure. To do this place the roller under your calf and cross your right leg over your left, then place the roller under your left calf. Roll the roller along your leg looking for sore spots and hold for about 30 seconds. Next switch to your other leg.
Eat a Banana
Bananas are the perfect fruit to eat after an intense workout. They are potassium-rich which help replenishes electrolytes in your muscles, which also helps with the recovery process and alleviates muscle soreness after an intense fitness routine. Of course, you can eat bananas straight up, but a great way to eat them is to add them to your post workout smoothies. Some athletes also enjoy eating them with peanut butter for an extra protein boost.