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Nov 5th, 2013, 22:43 PM  
PaintedNails123
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How sore is too sore?

I've been working out consistently for several months now and I've seen so much improvement in my fitness level. Still, sometimes I overdo it a bit (especially when I try something new) and wind up sore the next day. With that said, how sore is too sore to workout? When should I work through the soreness and when should I rest instead?
 
Nov 6th, 2013, 12:01 PM  
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I tend to say if I can't walk properly or lift things I'll rest for a day luckily I seem to be ok at the moment, but I've certainly had days where it's been a struggle and days where I can't climb the stairs!

The main thing to be aware of is the difference between aches and actual pains - if you're getting proper pains whilst exercising, you need to stop, but a stretching or ache is usually ok!
 
Nov 6th, 2013, 21:02 PM  
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I believe when you try new exercises it's natural for areas of your body to be sore because you're working your body differently ... that said there is such a thing as over doing it and you should listen to your body? Rest days are good. x
 
 
Nov 6th, 2013, 22:42 PM  
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I think if you are struggling to do every day activities then it's too much. Some pain the day after is fine but try not to push yourself too hard as you'll be at risk of injuring yourself. Rest days are important to give your muscles a chance to repair
 
 
Nov 7th, 2013, 20:16 PM  
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i think mostly its depending where yu feel the sore ...i think anything that you feel sore or on you back probably mean you doing something wrong or injure yourself...legs , abs etc probably mean you had a good workout
 
 
Nov 8th, 2013, 05:38 AM  
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Thanks for the input, guys. I think we are pretty much on the same page. I figured that if I could move easily for the most part, then I probably am not in serious danger of injury by working through that soreness. I remember early on, though, the soreness would be a lot worse and sometimes I'd have trouble getting up, sitting down, etc. I knew better than to even try to workout through that!!
 
Nov 8th, 2013, 19:47 PM  
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You are supposed to be sore after a workout. That means that you are actually working those areas out. You should not be in pain though. So if you are only sore you are fine to do it again the next day. If you are in pain then you should give it a day or two.
 
Nov 10th, 2013, 05:13 AM  
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Well, you're not supposed to be sore after every workout, aboutme. If you're "always" sore, then you're working too hard. Ideally, you should start a program and experience some soreness initially, then as your muscles build up and adapt to the challenge, that soreness goes away. After that, with consistent training, you should really only see next-day soreness whenever you really step it up a notch.
 
 
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