Elite Daily: Dr. Tehrany advises how to relax after a workout and avoid sore muscles
With the summertime just around the corner, the number of people who enroll in a fitness or workout program to achieve a perfect beach body starts to increase significantly.
Even though working out is a vital source of body strength and power, it can also be a source of an agonizing pain if the muscles begin to ache and soar, a condition caused by a no-rest-intense workout program.
The Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) usually occurs 12 to 24 hours after the workout, and it is a condition often seen in people who start with high-intensity training programs, and people who continuously push their muscles beyond their strength.
In order to help the workout enthusiasts avoid the painful struggle, Elite Daily, a website devoted to women who eager to learn about fashion, health, wellness, and fitness, asked our own Dr. Armin Tehrany to share an expert opinion on how to relax the muscles after working out.
Foam Rolling to avoid sore muscles
“Foam rolling specifically has many benefits, including reducing tension in the muscles and body, aiding in muscle recovery and blood flow, and it can also help with injury prevention,” Dr. Tehrany tells Elite Daily.
According to Dr. Tehrany, a New York knee and shoulder specialist, with a regular workout routine, the foam rolling should be done on a daily basis, from 5 to 20 minutes at a time. In order to fully experience the benefits of foam rolling, Dr. Tehrany recommends doing it before and after working out, or whenever the muscles begin to soar.
What about Static Stretching?
“After an intense workout, your body needs to wind down, and [this] important practice will ease muscle soreness and fatigue,” Dr. Tehrany explains.
Regardless of how intense and tiresome the workout is, stretching the muscles after working out is crucial for avoiding pain and soreness.
“If you want your body to feel its best, it really is worth the effort,” Dr. Tehrany concludes.