Muscle Pain from Statins – Common Questions Answered Part 1

Question-answer: what to do if muscles ache after training?

Muscle pain is common, especially for those new to the gym. Many athletes believe post-workout pain is a sign of muscle progress and growth. Is it really so?

Why do muscles hurt?

The reason for this pain is most often micro-tears and microtraumas of muscle tissue, as well as excess lactic acid in the muscles. The destroyed muscle tissues enter the bloodstream and remain there until the body removes or repairs them. Typically, body pain lasts 2-3 days (for advanced athletes - a day) and is a sign that you did a good job in the gym.

There is another type of muscle pain - lagging. It occurs 2-3 days after training, most often in those cases when you changed the program and intensity. Such pain can last for about a week (for advanced athletes - 1-3 days).

However, there is a third type of pain - with muscle injury. Most often it occurs due to muscle rupture, accompanied by swelling, redness, increased pain with sudden movements.

What to do when the body hurts?

  • Don't take a break. Go to the gym and do your normal workout routine, but cut your weight in half. For example, if you do 10 squats with a 50 kg barbell, do the same 10 squats, only with a 25 kg weight.
  • Do not train to complete muscle failure. Even if you still have strength, remember that the goal of this training is to restore muscle tissue.
Question-answer: what to do if muscles ache after training?

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  • In case of muscle injury, avoid stress on the damaged area of ​​the body, in case of severe pain, stop exercising and consult a doctor.
  • Drink water. Before exercise, drink a glass of water diluted with ½ teaspoon of baking soda. This will lower the acidity of your blood and increase your muscle pain threshold, which will help avoid pain and burning. If you don't feel like drinking with baking soda, just drink plenty of water. It removes toxins and toxins and creates favorable conditions for recovery processes.
  • Pamper yourself. No, we are not talking about sweets or a delicious cake, but about bath procedures. Take a contrast shower (40 seconds under cold water, a minute under hot water), go to the sauna or pool, have a massage. Your muscles will definitely thank you.
  • Take in omega-3s, omega-6s, and fatty acids. They have anti-inflammatory effects within muscle tissue. Use flaxseed oil, nuts, fish oil as sources.
  • Warm up and knead. Warm up your muscles before training and stretch afterwards - this will significantly reduce the risk of pain.
Question-answer: what to do if muscles ache after training?

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  • Use gels and ointments. If you feel that the pain persists, use special ointments for muscles and joints - Ben-Gel, Viprosal, 42 gel balm and others.

Remember that the effectiveness of a workout does not depend on whether your muscles hurt after it or not. Increase the load gradually and learn to listen to your body, and then you will be successful.

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