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How to reduce muscle damage after long, unusual or exhausting efforts

Dietary supplements can help reduce muscle damage, but sometimes, it is not enough!

We can find many different things to reduce the muscle damage: nutrition strategy, compression products, good sleep, massage, stretching… But we need to know what’s the cause of this “problem” to get the body and mind performing!  Anxiety, depression, chronic pain… can also be some of the causes!

We can feel muscle tiredness or fatigue when we have exhaustion using the muscle. The muscle isn’t genuinely weaker, it can still do its job, but it asks us more effort to manage it. This type of weakness is often seen in people who have chronic fatigue syndrome, sleeping disorders, depression, and chronic heart, lung, and kidney diseases. It may be due to a reduction in the speed with which the muscle can get its energy supply.

We can also feel the true muscle weakness when we have inability to perform what we want to do with a muscle, even the first time we try. There is a reduction in the force that the muscle can exert, not matter how hard we try. The muscle is not working properly – it has become abnormal. When this kind of weakness occurs the muscles are often floppier than usual, and reduced in bulkiness. It can happen, for example, following a stroke. It is also seen in muscular dystrophy. Both of these conditions result in weakened muscles that cannot move the usual load. It’s a real change in muscle power. Then, we need to train from the base. The objective is to start working slowly the muscle zone to improve the ability.

We can feel inactive, when we have a sedentary lifestyle! I hope it’s not your case…ahah! If muscles are not used then the fibers within the muscles are partially replaced with fat. Muscle wasting will eventually occur: muscles become less chunky and more floppy. Each fiber is just as strong but there aren’t so many of them and they don’t contract so effectively. When we feel them they may be floppy and a little reduced in bulk. This leads to easy tiring when we try to do things that would have been easier when the muscles were fit. The condition is reversible with sensible, regular exercise regimes. It gets worse and more marked with increasing age. It is always good to keep fit, whatever your age.

Recovery from muscle and tendon injury, however, also becomes slower with increasing age.  Whatever the age we decide to improve our fitness, a sensible training regime is essential. You need advice from trainers or physiotherapists, to prevent injury to muscles, which, at least at first, may not perform, as well as we hope. We can try some dietary supplements with BCAA (amino acids) and protein in order to get a fast muscle recovery and a rebuild muscle body. We can use compression products to get a veino-muscular improvement during and after the exercises and also the fast recovery that all of us need in our daily life. We need to breathe, to rest, take our “day off” of training, take an hour break off of our job schedule, and have a good sleep sometimes is the “medicine” for our muscle damage problem.

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