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Stiffness in my muscles after a weekend of yardwork. How to loosen up?

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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hot bath

When muscles are stiff they need to discharge the chemicals that build up during work.
Heat, hot shower, hot bath encourages blood vessels to expand and increased flow helps carry away the debris. This and gentle stretching will help. The real trouble is you are working the muscles only on the weekends. If you did light exercise between you would become less stiff.

In brief: Hot bath

When muscles are stiff they need to discharge the chemicals that build up during work.
Heat, hot shower, hot bath encourages blood vessels to expand and increased flow helps carry away the debris. This and gentle stretching will help. The real trouble is you are working the muscles only on the weekends. If you did light exercise between you would become less stiff.
Dr. Susana Duncan
Dr. Susana Duncan
Thank

In brief: Stretch

Need to stretch out those muscles.
A massage would help also.

In brief: Stretch

Need to stretch out those muscles.
A massage would help also.
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
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