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wimpy 04-07-2012 10:58 AM

Tight muscles
What are some ways to relieve tight muscles? I get them from time to time in my arms and it can hurt. What do you use?

muscle_g 04-07-2012 12:37 PM

How much water per day do you drink? Staying hydrated will help with stiff and sore muscle and it is also very healthy. Also try stretching your muscles.

notzyzz 04-09-2012 02:32 PM

Stretching is a great way to get rid of tightness.

dorianhates 04-11-2012 07:02 PM

I never used to be a water drinker until I started getting cramps. Now I make sure to get 8 full cups a day sometimes more.

muscle_g 04-11-2012 07:32 PM

I try to drink a gallon or more of water every day.

Pull14 04-11-2012 08:00 PM

Stretching, foam rolling, rolling on a lacrosse ball, shoulder dislocates w/broomstick. Find the tight areas and just slowly work into them - ya don't want to kill yourself, but it shouldn't be comfortable either. Getting plenty of water is always good, but I don't think hydration will help a whole lot with tightness.

Jamesw 04-17-2012 12:34 PM

dynamic stretching, strengthen the opposing muscles, i.e. tight chest = weak upper back, tight calves = weak shins

water, static stretches, trigger point deactivation.

bebigger 04-25-2012 07:21 PM

Could you see about asking a PT? They should know how to deal with this.

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