To revitalize sore muscles after a workout, drink a shake with at least 30 grams of protein after the workout. This must be combined with water to flush out the toxins and free radicals from the body to help muscles recover.
Topical creams can also be very beneficial if sore muscles occur in the legs, arms and back. Apply Ben Gay or a similar cream to the site of the pain, and rub it into the affected area until it disappears. If the pain is severe, take anti-inflammatory drugs such as Tylenol Extra Strength aspirin. To reduce cramping, consume bananas before and after the workout.