This is especially true if you've recently begun a new exercise routine. Muscles that haven't been used in a long time will be awoken and react with soreness and tightness. So what can you do about it?
The first thing you should remember is that it's important to ease into an exercise program. Start light and perform a stretching routine to limber up the muscles. As you progress, increase the weight to improve your muscle response, and always stretch out at the end.
Recognize that a little bit of pain and tightness is normal as your body responds to the exercise. But there are ways to reduce it. Stretching is always recommended .
Joint pain, although relatively common, is more of a concern. The first thing to look at is how you perform the exercise. If an exercise is performed using correct form, the weight is bared on the muscle, not the joint. You can prevent weight transfer to the joints by avoiding reaching a full lock position. A full lock position is when your limb is full extended. For example, if you're doing a bench press, do not lock out your elbows. Likewise, if performing a squat or leg press, avoid locking out your knees. This can prevent all kinds of injury.
For starters, Some foods that might have an added benefit for joint and muscle pain are tart cherries, pineapple juice, and an herbal remedy called boswellia.