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5 Tips To Quickly Recovery from Muscle Soreness After a Workout

Wake up sore? Tired, tense, and feeling like you can barely move after your last workout? You aren't alone. People everywhere suffer from post-workout muscle soreness, sometimes referred to as DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and, in some cases, it can completely take them away from their workout protocol. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. With some smart moves, you can help reduce the level of soreness you feel, if not eliminate it completely. Here's what you need to know... 1. Stay Regular With Your Exercise Program. First, if you want to avoid post workout soreness, one solution is to do more exercise. Now, this may seem counter-intuitive, but stay with me here. The more frequently you are exercising - within reason, the...

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What Do You Need to Know About Knee Braces for Athletes?

What are knee braces and why do athletes need them? Braces help in keeping the knees comfortable and stable throughout various types of physical activities indulged by athletes. They are worn by athletes to support an injured or painful knee. Apart from this they can also be used to prevent injuries during contact sports such as rugby and football. They are available in many designs, colors and sizes and you can make the choice as per your specific requirement. Plastic, metal, foam, elastic and strap combinations are used to make braces. The different kinds of knee braces include: Prophylactic braces, which are designed to protect knees when playing contact sports such as football. Functional braces help support knees that are...

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Are Your Exercises Causing Your Back Pain?

When in pain, are there exercises that hurt your back? The short easy answer is "Yes"! Exercises that you do on a regular basis may actually harm your back if you have recently injured it or are in significant pain. Many patients continue there usual exercise routine while even in a "flare-up" or after an injury. This might actually slow the normal healing time of your back pain. For the sake of being brief, I will discuss lower back pain, but some of the basic principles can be applied to most areas of joint pain. A proper low back diagnosis is recommended prior to continuing or changing your workout program. Back pain while bending forward (flexion-intolerant).This is a very common...

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5 Ways To Set Yourself Up For A Successful Day

Did you know that the first 5 minutes of every morning can make or break the day? Think about it. If you hit “snooze”, nap in bed, skip your shower, start scrolling social media, how do you think you’ll feel? Lazy, unfocused, no motivation. How about if you get out of bed, grab a drink of water, write down your plan of attack for the day, then head for a shower? Now you feel fresh, focused, and ready to rule the day << No “snooze”! Don’t hit the snooze button. Those extra few minutes won’t make you feel any less tired. But they will put you on the back foot, rushing and stressed. Plan your day. This could be journaling, writing a to do...

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5 Must-Have Muscle Foods

Ever wish there were some magic foods that would slam 10lbs of muscle onto your body in a week? Well, I definitely can’t let you into that secret - cos it doesn’t exist!  But there are some foods that will massively increase your muscle-building potential. Make sure you’re not missing out on any of these go-to nutrition power foods. The Fundamentals Of Muscle GainThe key to gaining muscle is taking in more calories than you burn, lifting heavy enough weights often enough, and consuming amino acids (via protein) at regular intervals. That’s the basics. But certain foods are better than others to help your body add muscle, and hang on to the muscle you’ve already built. -Red meat: all animal protein is...

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