Why do my muscles hurt? Most of our new clients will ask this question at some stage. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain, or soreness you feel a day or two after working out.

Don’t worry this is a normal experience when you first start working out. Your body is trying to recover and adapt to the new requirements you are putting on it.

Although sore muscles can be annoying, they mean you’re getting stronger. There is a difference between being sore, and being in pain. Here are a few ways to ease the soreness.

1. Drink water! Since our bodies are up to 75% water, the best way to help it repair itself is to provide it with water.

2. Get Some Protein.  Protein is an important building block for our bodies.  Protein is an important component of every cell in the body and is used build and repair muscle tissue.

3. Get a Massage. If you massage or better yet get someone else to massage the sore muscles it will reduce the tightness in the muscle and get the blood flowing properly which will increase your recovery time.

4. Rest. In addition to getting 7-8 hours of sleep, you should wait 24-48 hours before you work that muscle group again. This will give the muscles time to repair and grow properly.

5. Supplement. There are several different supplements that can help to reduce those aches and pains whilst getting you back in the game faster. They include Magnesium, Protein Powder, Multi-Vitamins and Fish Oil. After getting on all these you won’t be asking why do my muscles hurt anymore!

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Muscle soreness is a part of the process. It’s a small price to pay for being healthier, and more active. Plus once you get to your goal, the maintenance phase is easier to manage because your body is use to the activity level.