After doing physical exercise, or when we practice a physical activity in excess and our body is not completely accustomed, it is usual that the annoying ones appear laces , a few punctures that precisely tend to appear in our muscles after having played sports in excess, or without having stretched before.
It is a nuisance that all people have felt at some time in their lives, which appear as a consequence of the micro-breakage of muscle fibers during sports practice . So, in a few hours, the inflammation appears.
This means that The greater the intensity of physical exercise, the greater the intensity of the laces , hence these appear in people who are not used to carry a certain sport routine.
Why do stiffness appear?
Although there is no unanimity among medical specialists, there is an increasing number of specialists who agree that the stiffness appears as a consequence of the micro-breakage of muscle fibers during exercise .
How to avoid the stiffness?
There is no doubt that a way to avoid stiffness is stretch before and after exercise . Although many times with this alone is not enough.
Which means that if we do not have a certain sports routine in the practice of physical exercise, it is imperative to start with a low intensity , since our body is not used to that sporting practice. And then gradually increase the intensity with the passage of the weeks, little by little and without haste.
Be that as it may, there is no doubt that stretching our muscles and joints is essential. Therefore, we should stretch for at least 10 minutes before and after the exercise.
Tips to avoid laces
- Stretch before exercise : it helps precisely that the muscles stretch, avoiding possible injuries during the subsequent practice of exercise, while we warm both the muscles and the joints.
- Stretch after exercise : it is even as much or more important than the stretch prior to the practice of exercise. Why? Fundamentally because we return to stretch muscles and joints, reducing the inflammation that has appeared during sports.
- If you do not practice sports, it usually begins with a low intensity : if you are not used to practicing physical exercise it is essential to start with a low intensity. For example, the first week you can practice the exercise for 15 minutes, then increase it gradually until you reach 60 minutes.
If you are passionate about sports, you can read more about Benefits of practicing exercise .