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HOW TO: Avoid Muscle Soreness

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  1. START SLOW – Whether you’re new to exercise or just took a few days off, ease into it to keep your muscle fibers happy.
  2. HYDRATE – This is your body’s first defense against soreness and most illnesses.  Sip water throughout the day, then 32oz more for each hour of exercise.
  3. POST-WORKOUT FUEL – Help speed up the recovery process with a nutritious protein-filled snack.  We stock top-of-the-line proteins and supplements to help you reach your goals faster.  Shop with VFC online here.

yogaposeWhat should you do if you’re already sore?

MOVE – Even though moving is probably the last thing you want to do, you’ll be glad that you did!  Movement promotes blood circulation, which means quicker healing.  Go ahead with your scheduled workout, but slow down the pace if you need to.  If you’re really sore, try a recovery workout such a yoga.

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Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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