How to Give Your Sore Muscles Sweet, Sweet Relief


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In a way, post-workout soreness is kind of great: It's the closest thing to instant validation of your hard work, since it's an indicator that your muscles are getting stronger. On the flip side, it's not exactly fun when you can't stand up from your desk chair without groaning in pain. Fortunately, while aches and pains are all part of that whole "getting in shape" thing, there are actually some really effective ways to manage, diminish, and prevent them from happening in the first place—and we went straight to the pros to find out exactly what those ways are.

What's your favorite method for fighting soreness? Tell us your tips in the comments below!