Flex Joints

Written by Serena Berger
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If you do not exercise regularly or have changed the intensity of your workouts, you may experience pain in your flex joints after exercising. This usually occurs a day or two after exercising and can last up to one week. Joint pain, however, is not inevitable and there are some things that you can do to avoid it or at the very least minimize it.

If you do not use the proper form when working out in a gym, you are more likely to incur joint pain, as well as not get the full benefit from your exercises. If you are just starting to work out regularly, you may want to go with a friend who knows the proper technique so that you can spot each other. You might also want to use the gym's trainers for a short period of time until you learn proper form.

Some trainers may recommend that you also take some supplements to prevent pain in your flex joints. Glucosamine acts as a lubricant in the joints, and as such preserves the flexibility in the joints. You can also use supplements such as flax seed oil, which contains omega-3 fatty acids that act as anti-inflammatories.

Preparing for Workouts Helps Avoid Muscle Soreness

Stiffness in the flex joints can be the result of muscle soreness. As you exercise, you are intentionally working specific muscles to increase their strength. As a result, you are likely to feel some soreness. After any strenuous activity, you may experience delayed-onset muscle soreness. To minimize this, you should engage in warm up activities, particularly if you know ahead of time that you will be doing something very strenuous. To relieve stiffness and soreness, you may actually want to repeat the same activity but at a lower intensity.


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