Post-workout soreness: Some people thrive on it, while others hate it. Whichever side of the fence you’re on, I’m sure we can all agree that sore muscles are never comfortable.
Fortunately, there are actually some really effective products to manage and alleviate any post-workout aches and pains. Here are five of our favourites.
Foam rolling helps eliminate fascia tightness, which is often the cause of sore muscles and joints and encourages blood flow to the skin. So, if you can’t stand up from your desk chair without groaning in pain, grab a foam roller and spend a few minutes in the morning and evening rolling out sore areas.
Stretching is a surefire way to alleviate post-workout soreness, but it can be a little tricky if you don’t have a buddy to help. That’s why every fitness junkie should invest in a stretching strap, like the one above. Pop it in your gym bag to perform deep solo stretching exercises pre-and post-workout.
Described as “your massage therapist in a bottle”, This Works’ muscle therapy effectively diffuses tension and soothes the burn of tired, achy muscles. It’s made from a blend of essential oils including relaxing Marjoram, stimulating Black Pepper and pain-relieving Clove. Plus, the rollerball design makes it easy to target hard-to-reach areas.
These compression tights are meant to be worn post-workout and are known to help increase blood flow as well as reduce muscle stiffness and swelling after a killer workout.
Taking a bath the day after a tough workout will work wonders for your tired limbs. Just be sure to add this handmade, effervescent, essential oil bath bomb because it’s designed to heal sore or strained muscles.