We’re halfway through the school holidays which means one week until dance goes back. Its common during a break to go into ‘relax’ mode and cut back on your training. We then head back after our rest super enthusiastic and try to throw ourselves back into our normal training routines, resulting in sore, tired muscles. Below are some of our tips for minimise and dealing with muscle soreness.
Ease Into It - rather than jumping straight back into your conditioning class planning to exceed your last workout before the holidays, give yourself permission to ease back into it and accept that you might not be able to hold that wall sit as long as before.
Food is Fuel - ensure you are fuelling your body correctly. This means eating enough food and eating the right types of foods. Think about eating a nutritious lunch before heading to dance class and packing snacks that are going to fuel you for longer, rather than give you a quick sugar high.
Hydrate - our muscles love water! Drinking plenty of water can help flush out toxins from your body and prevent dehydration, which can make muscle soreness even more painful.
Epsom Salts - chuck some epsom salts into your bath. An Epsom salt bath is known to ease pain and relieve inflammation, making it beneficial in the treatment of sore muscles.
Sleep - make sure you are getting enough sleep at night for your body to recover. Turn your devices off at least 30 minutes before bed and try reading a book to relax and increase the quality of your sleep.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you back at dance in Term 4!