Muscle soreness can interfere in your daily life and you constantly feel physical pain that you cannot turn off. Continue to keep up with your fitness program and focus on your progress. At the start of your program you will experience soreness and unusual pain. This is your body telling you that it's adapting to the physical activity.
To help with DOMS (DELAY ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS), there are many ways to help reduce muscle pain.
BCAAs and Taurine: BCAAs regulates and increase protein synthesis (is a process by which the genetic code puts together proteins in the cell). This is important for repairing damaged tissue (working out tears down muscle tissue) and growing stronger muscles. The taurine is known to help fight against cytokines. Cytokines can cause damage and inflammation to cells.
Curcumin: Found in Turmeric. Curcumin is a chemical compound found in Turmeric that helps with inflammation.
Foam Rolling and Massage: 20 to 30 minutes of foam rolling immediately after your workout and the following 24 hours will help reduce muscle tension and soreness. Self massage is beneficial if you have a long term goal of maintain your fitness lifestyle. Also, self massage can serve as a pre massage if you were to get a full body massage with a masseuse.
The key to fighting DOMS is to be prepared. Goals are meant there to be achieved. You only have one body and the hardest road block in fitness is dealing with recovery. Those who are aware that fitness is a lifestyle make a full commitment to knowing the pain and struggle to be healthy, look good, and feel good. Take the time to prepare for your workout program. A gym bag to keep all of your things like menthol gel for your body's soreness. Good supplements like a pre/post workout. iPod to listen to your favorite song while sweating. Water bottle for hydrating. Foam roller for preventing tension and soreness.