You’ve been there: back-to-back hard days at the gym, followed by the tightness and soreness that come from pushing your limits. These aches are a normal part of the muscle-building process; however, without proper recovery, you’re putting your body at risk of overuse and injuries. In this blog article, we will teach you how to relieve sore muscles after a workout, starting with our topical solution, PHUEL.

PHUEL was designed specifically for athletes as a two-part solution: First, PHUEL activates muscle function before workouts, to help “warm up” your muscles to perform their best. Then, PHUEL supports recovery afterward by releasing muscle tightness and reducing muscle soreness, including delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. (Learn more about DOMS symptoms in this blog article.)

We sat down with two athletes who use and love PHUEL: Kalletta Caldwell, an IRONMAN All World Athlete, and Ki’anie Brooks, a trainer, coach and competitive athlete. Here’s what they had to say:

“For me, PHUEL is an effective and economic way to support recovery. It works by addressing my muscle issues rather than temporarily masking the symptoms like other products.”
— Kalletta

“By the second day of using PHUEL, I couldn’t believe the decrease in soreness and the release in muscle tension after my sprint workout. The recovery support helped me perform to the best of my ability during the next workout.”
— Ki’anie

In addition to PHUEL, you’ll want to incorporate other safe methods to reduce muscle pain after exercise, such as:

  1. Hydrate: Make sure you’re drinking enough water before, during and after training. The American Council on Exercise suggests these basic intake guidelines.
  2. Warm Up: While PHUEL helps prep your muscles for performance, it’s important to also complete a dynamic warmup before you jump into your routine.
  3. Stretch: Equally important, stretch after your workout, giving extra attention to the areas that worked hardest that day.
  4. Massage/Foam Roll: See a professional massage therapist or use a foam roller at home to loosen up any knots.
  5. Rest: Sometimes the best thing you can do for your body is rest. Take a day off (or two) from the gym to let your muscles repair.

PHUEL Your Recovery Today

PHUEL comes in a non-greasy, fast-absorbing foam or spray to suit individual preferences, and application is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Order PHUEL online today.