hand fatigue aides/remedies

March 4, 2018, 10:16 AM · So as a former uscf bike racer and triathlete, muscle fatigue is something I’ve dealt with for many years.
What remedies do you use when you over-do it?
My go-to remedies are hydration (gatorade), muscle recovery drinks (Endurox R4 in smaller doses), and those little usb charge hand warmers (found mine at Eddie Bauer.) What doesn’t work for me- ice, nsaids (except for while playing), electro-stim.

Replies (5)

March 4, 2018, 10:19 AM · do not over-do it. If you do, take rest. Do no abuse your own body.
March 4, 2018, 10:38 AM · Of course, but sometimes you have multiple commitments on consecutive days, so not always possible. That said, like with the heart, the faster you can recover, the less time is lost.
Edited: March 4, 2018, 11:06 AM ·

I don't have your issues, but I am a believer in Probiotics. I use to take a 10 billion pill every so often to prevent colds. When I was doing this everyone around me was ill, but I was fine, or I was only sick in the mornings and had energy to do a full days work.

You can google probiotics and muscles health, there's a lot out there to read.

March 4, 2018, 3:44 PM · +1 on gut flora!
March 4, 2018, 6:11 PM · Interesting...as a former competitive distance runner, I used some of those (including endurox) after races and hard workouts, but I never thought to try them for recovery from viola-related fatigue and/or strain.

I don't use ice, but sometimes take advil. I also use capsaicin cream and arnica if I'm really sore.

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