How To Reduce Soreness Post-Workout

The day after workout soreness is all too familiar. You had an incredible workout and you are feeling great about your goal progression. The next morning you roll out of bed and feel like you got hit by a bus. The DOMS has set in. DOMS is delayed-onset muscle soreness. Your legs feel heavy and you think about skipping that day’s workout, but that may not be the best idea.

Just because you’re sore that doesn’t mean you should skip your workout. There are actually things that you can do that will make you feel better.

Why we get sore

When you exercise you create stress on your body. The exercises we do cause microscopic tears in our muscle fibers and inflammation. This stress is what leads to DOMS

How to reduce soreness

Foam Rolling

  • Before and after a workout
  • Increases blood flow
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Improves range of motion

Active Recovery

  • Light running
  • Mobility exercises

Post-Workout Protein

  • Help muscles recover faster