No one EVER believes me.. 🙁
If you are like me you believe sore muscles are a beautiful badge of honor. Don’t get me wrong here, I am not talking about the kind of sore that does not let you move the next day. I am talking about the sore that you are aware of, that lets you know that you tested your body the day before.
You already stretched after your workout, you can always stretch again. Stretching increases blood flow to the affected areas.
#2 Light exercise
Yes I said it. More exercise……..
Have you ever returned to the gym or changed your leg routine only to wake the next day immobilized! Having to close your eyes at the thought of stairs and holding the hand rail on the 10 minute crusade to the second floor….
Now, I do mean light exercise. I literally mean 3-4 sets of 12 reps of body weight air squats. Unfortunately these should be done fairly quickly and in a deep range of motion. I am not going to lie to you here. The first set or two is not going to be your friend, however by the 4th set your legs will have gotten past that pain point where light seems to hurt them. They will be fatigued but will be functional.