5 tips to avoid stiffness after exercise

The pain we feel a day or two after intense exercise is our body’s normal response to unusual exertion. The shoelaces are believed to be microscopic tears in the muscle fibers and part of an adaptation process that leads to increased endurance and strength for the muscles to recover and create muscle hypertrophy.

Avoid the dreaded soreness after doing sports

  1. Before beginning the exercise, do a complete warm-up. The ideal is to warm up our muscles and joints for about 10-15 minutes. This will not only prevent shoelaces from appearing, but also helps prevent injuries.
  2. If you are not sure when starting a new exercise, either because you do not know what type of activity you need or because you do not know how to achieve your goal; Consult a personal trainer. It is preferable that a specialist plan a table of exercises that are suitable for you, then that you force your body with incorrect exercises.
  3. Do the exercise gradually; that is, start with slow and gentle exercises and gradually increase the time and intensity of the activity. This should apply to any type of exercise, even weights; start with less weight to later increase.
  4. Avoid making major sudden changes while doing the exercise and do not exceed the time required by the activity. Forcing the body by exercising for longer than the determined time will ensure good stiffness the next day.
  5. Very important to stretch after exercising. Just like warming up is practically mandatory, stretching your muscles and joints too; since this method is the one that will be key in the appearance of the shoelaces. The recommended time to stretch is around 10-15 minutes.

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