Phoenix Mercury strength & conditioning coach Ben Hadley shares ways women can overcome muscle soreness after a workout.
Muscle soreness is a natural thing and when you first start an exercise program or if you are overloading your muscles your muscles are going to get sore. Muscle soreness is absolutely fine so long as you are not sore for more than 48 hours you probably did not over-trained. Muscle soreness is just your body telling you that you did workout.
Some ways to overcome soreness is proper diet, high level of hydration, maintaining a high level of hydration, and keep moving. People think that when they are sore they need to sit still. Walking after a leg workout for instance is one way to help increase your recovery time for those muscles.
About Ben Hadley:
Strength and conditioning coach Ben Hadley is in his fourth season with the Mercury administering strength and performance training as well as preventative therapy. Hadley joined the Mercury with a wealth of experience in strength training including the owner of Sgt. Hadley’s Fitness Boot Camp. Prior to joining the Mercury he spent four years with the Marine Corps as a physical fitness trainer and martial arts instructor. He has also spent four years as an exercise and wellness student at Arizona State University.