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Strained Muscle? Protein Will Fix It, Right?

Wrong. Protein is only half the key. Here is the best way to treat it so you can get back in the gym!

Wrong. Protein is only half the key. Protein helps in the recuperation of the muscles. Carbohydrates help feed the muscles with energy. The last thing you want is to have a strained muscle that keeps you from working out, right. Well, it's going to happen. The best way to prevent it is to;
  • A) Ice the strained muscle (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off)
  • B) Eat a lot of Potassium! Yes, Potassium is the key to recovery of muscle strain. I suggest maybe a Banana, and Colombo Classic Yogurt. Also, take multivitamins, etc.
  • C) Apply Icy-Hot to your muscle. It helps blood flow return throughout your muscles
  • D) Stretch and exercise the muscle. If you don't work the muscle, it won't ever heal.
You see, all muscle strain is micro bleeding in the muscle tissue. It can be stopped with ice. Once you ice your muscles, blood flow is slow into the muscles. If you apply Ben Gay or Icy-Hot, the blood flow returns. Understand? When You stretch the muscle, it can return to its flexibility and work for you. The key to all of this is to eat potassium. Probably the most overlooked supplement today. Just eat a lot of bananas, and your muscles will heal in no time.