Garcinia Vita If you are doing exercise that involve grabbing bars, make sure to never wrap your thumbs. When you place your thumb near your fingers, it helps you to focus on the back muscles. Doing this feels strange, but targets the right muscle groups.Use ice on any muscle sprains. The effect is a reduction in swelling and discoloration. Additionally, if you can, elevate the injured area so blood can get to it quickly and help the injury heal faster. Don't apply ice directly to the skin. Use a towel as a buffer.When you are doing crunches, blend in some classic sit-ups.