If you’re new to working out or trying to push yourself to get to the next level of fitness, sore muscles and fatigue happens often. Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS is a common term to refer to these feelings of slight pain or discomfort one experience's after exercising. Getting your body to recover quickly, can keep you from those painful moments and accelerate your results.
Here are 5 ways to improve your recovery after a hard workout.
1. Power Plate Vibration.
Vibration training helps increase circulation. A slightly simplified explanation follows: due to the mechanical vibration produced by the Power Plate® device, the body will react involuntarily causing an increase in circulation.
2. Frozen peas or icing.
Use a bag of frozen peas instead of ice. Peas stay frozen longer than ice chips and are more comfortable around your muscles. Icing helps reduce inflammation.
3. Foam rollers.
Self-myofascial release is a fancy term for self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points. This method can be performed with a foam roller by applying pressure to specific points on your body.
4. Compression garments.
Whether you use a sleeve, shorts, socks, pants or any compression garment, the pressure on the muscles helps increase circulation.
Massage not only feels great but increases blood flow to sore muscles providing nutrients to heal and removing toxins.
6. TENS units.
TENS stands for (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). EMS also helps by increasing blood flow to muscles, increasing range of motion, increasing muscle strength, as well as enhancing muscle endurance.