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    Muscle sorness

    Just wondering what methods actually work to help muscle repair? I know plenty of rest but I mean short term if you get a particuarlly tough session which really aches. Compression gear seems to have hit and miss reviews and short of pain killers I have no idea.
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    maybe a hot bath with epsom salt.

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    Food and rest.
    And a walk.

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    Mild activity is the best I've found. Just be careful not to overdo things and add to the soreness.

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    For me, rest, solid nutrition and once a month massage therapy. I also do epsom salt baths followed by a natural based muscle cream and I use a heating pad if necessary.

    Also being aware of your body helps a lot. It's about knowing when not too push it.

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    For me, a hot shower, some rest, maybe some ibuprofen, and for a certain kind of pain/soreness/tightness (can't really explain how it's different from when I don't wrap) I do use ace bandages as a compression wrap. And then do some of the same work. Maybe not as hard, or as long but use the same muscles again.

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    Pain kilers? Ibprofune? Should u be working out if it causes that much pain?

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    If you're talking about DOMS, just man up and take it. IME you won't get it as bad or at all once your body is conditioned to exercise. Although I have found that stretching properly afterwards and foam rolling does help.

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    For me the amount of soreness is directly proportional to the number of reps I did. I could not detect any correletion with strength increase or muscle growth.
    So I have learned to up the weight or make the exercise more difficult and do fewer repetitions if I want less pain. YMMV.

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    rest and good food are the best, but there's definitely something to supplementing with magnesium to help with the soreness. and, depending on how sore you are, a little active recovery can make it go away temporarily.

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