(Closed) Post-Work out soreness

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You need to be focusing on different areas each day. If you do arms and back one day, do legs the next. You have to switch it up to keep them from getting overtired and too used to the workout, and for more even results. If you take a day between areas, you should be feeling it better the next time you work that area out.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I find that the first couple of times I do a workout I’m WAY more sore than I am when I do it again later on, even if I keep upping the intensity and it stays a challenge.  It happened when I started doing a workout from a trainer… the first two times I could barely walk, then as I kept it at I was just as difficult but was way less sore.  The same thing when I started doing Insanity even though I make it through so much more of the workout now.  The only thing that gets me just as sore as I get better at it is ultimate frisbee and I think that’s because it’s the constant change of speed and direction that’s causing soreness, rather than the exertion.

In my experience, a reduction in soreness is pretty natural and as long as you’re continuing to up the reps and weight as it gets easier, then the benefit isn’t fading when the pain does.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Maybe you need to mix it up. Like the above poster said, don’t workout the same muscles every day. When you lift weights, your muscles tear so they need time to repair themselves. So alterate between upper body and lower body and do different workouts. For example if Monday you do arms and you do biceps and triceps your next upper body day woould be Wednesday and you can workout your chest, shoulders, and back.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Its definitely because you’re (1) getting used to and (2) because you’re getting better at the workout.

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