Muscle Recovery

I want to share with you a few ways to properly recover after a workout in order to help reduce the effects of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Some muscle soreness is a good thing! It means that you are getting stronger. During a workout, we stress the muscles and so the fibers begin to break down. The fibers then begin to repair themselves and become stronger. It takes a full 36-48 hours for your muscles to recover which is why recovery days are essential! The only way we can actually see our muscles grow and get stronger is by allowing our bodies the time to properly recover between workouts. There are things we can begin doing right after a workout to help promote a quicker recovery, while also decreasing the amount of soreness. Here are some things you can and should do during the recovery phase: