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The Real Role of Lactic Acid in Exercise and Recovery

A long-standing theory about exercise cool-down is that it plays a role in preventing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) by flushing lactic acid f...

Ask the Experts: Why Do I Get Extremely Sore After a New Workout?

Q: Why Do I Get Extremely Sore After Starting a New Workout Program? A: We've all been there. You hit the weights for the first time in a while or ...

Beat Muscle Soreness with Ice and Heat

AAAAAhhhhhh! Nothing like waking up the day after a good practice or workout and instantly feeling the aches and pain from your hard work. After taking...

Reduce Muscle Soreness—With Caffeine?

Starting a new training program or revamping your workout may seem novel and exciting—until the days following, when you can hardly move without...

Fermented Milk: Does It Reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness?

Got milk? How about fermented milk? We'll wait for the gag reflex to pass… Better? Good. Now let's talk about the health advantages you can s...

The Importance of Compression Gear

Options are endless when it comes to workout gear. Most gear available today incorporates wicking technology, which pulls moisture away from the bod...

Are You Overtraining?

Throughout the course of the last few months, have you been feeling increasingly tired, not fully recovered before your next workout, frequently sic...

Can Stretching Make You Stronger?

You often hear how stretching—whether static, isometric or dynamic—should be a focal point of  every workout. Phrases like "each session take...

Battle Soreness with Omega-3s

New York Giants Linebacker Mark Herzlich didn't hear his name called on draft day, so he fought his way onto a roster with tough workouts that earne...

Boost Your Recovery With a Contrast Shower

When you work out or play your sport, you put your muscles through a beating that can leave them fatigued and sore. To help improve recovery and all...