Brfoweif asked in SportsRunning · 1 month ago

how to prevent muscle soreness?

I ran 5k today (first time running this year) as a part of a school challenge.

Tomorrow I have a basketball game. How to prevent soreness?

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    1 month ago

    Performing a dynamic warmup before you run, as well as cooling down properly and stretching after your run, can help prevent/reduce soreness. Also, being well hydrated, running on asphalt rather than concrete (or a rubberized track or dirt trail is even better). You can also soak in a hot Epsom bath or make a hot Epsom salt compress to reduce muscle soreness. 

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    The article below lists a few other things you may want to try (massage, anti-inflammatory, ice bath, magnesium, and foam rolling).

  • Ice your legs down; it will help with recovery.  Take an anti-inflammatory (OTC).

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