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For muscle strain recovery it is recommended to follow the rest, ice, compression and elevation (R.I.C.E.) protocol. You might be able to speed up muscle strain recovery by alternating ice and heat, eating protein rich foods, and by visiting a physical therapist to receive customized care if the muscle strain doesn’t resolve quickly.

The best way to help muscle recovery is by getting adequate rest time in between workouts so that muscle tissue repair can take place. Drinking plenty of fluids and eating a diet high in protein will also help muscle recovery.

To speed up muscle recovery, you can use ice, drink plenty of fluids, eat a protein-rich diet and get plenty of rest. Rest is one of the most important elements to muscle recovery, because your muscles repair their tissue during rest.

Muscle recovery typically takes 24 hours following a light workout, or between 42 and 72 hours after a strenuous workout.

Before a workout, it’s best to do dynamic stretching rather than static stretching. Dynamic stretching is movement-based stretching in which you perform movements that loosen and warm up the muscles.

It is better to perform dynamic stretching exercises before a workout and static stretching exercises after a workout. After a workout is a great time to stretch because your muscles are warm and loose, so you’ll get the most benefit from them.

Stretching helps prevent injuries, improves flexibility and is important in helping to build muscle.

It is best to do dynamic stretching exercises before a workout and static stretching exercises after a workout. Dynamic stretching will help prepare your muscles for your workout, whereas static stretching after a workout will help keep your muscles loose and limber.

It’s best to stretch 5-10 minutes before a workout. Dynamic stretches which are movement-based exercises are best before a workout because they help warm up, loosen and prepare your muscles for the upcoming workout.

Stretching can help sore muscles by increasing blood flow to them and breaking down the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. If your muscles are sore, be sure to use gentle stretching instead of aggressive stretching so that you don’t injure yourself.