My Routine for Reducing Muscle Soreness After Weight Training
A few months ago, I wrote about the power of weight training for strengthening the muscles in the legs and therefore, preventing lower back pain. I absolutely love weight training - it makes me feel strong and like I’m getting an amazing workout. Plus, the booty gains, ya know?
As much as I love weight training, I always know that the next few days after I go to the gym, I am going to feel sore in my entire body. Like, can hardly get out of my chair sore and it hurts so good!
I don’t mind being sore, but I’m not crazy about recovery time. I want to be able to get back to the gym or back on my yoga mat without shakey legs. If you are like me and want to reduce muscle soreness after weight training, working out, or even hitting your yoga mat, then keep reading for my routine.
First things first, if you are doing ANYTHING that requires muscle activation, please make sure that you stretch before and after.
My stretching before is pretty quick and depends on what I’m planning on working out, but as a rule of thumb, I try to stretch and warm up my muscles for 5-10 minutes before hitting the weight rack (does that make me sound bro-y?), oh well.
Pre-Workout Stretch Routine:
Seated Forward Fold
Post-Workout Stretch Routine:
Post-Workout Smoothie Recipe:
Coconut Water - to replenish electrolytes
One dropper of Athletix CBD Oil - has glutamine, magnesium and CBD to help muscles recover faster (use code ALCHEMIZED15 for 15% off your order on their website)
Handful of Blueberries - high in antioxidants which fights inflammation
Handful of Spinach - to get your veggies in!
One Banana - potassium and carbohydrates
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!