I got back into my exercise routine last week and I was super sore when I started! As long as you are just sore and not in pain then it is fine to continue walking. Actually, moving around can be good for your sore muscles. Something I found that is super helpful is make sure you stretch before AND after you walk. It makes a world of difference and I bet it might help with the soreness.
4/10/13 10:23 A
Hi - When I'm really sore from strength training, I do cardio instead, and flush all that soreness out. Hard to start with, but feels much better when you're done. Good for you for keeping it up! Good luck :)
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29 4/10/13 10:05 A
As the day is going I'm becoming less sore so I think I'll be good to go by the time it's walking time :) Thank you all! I really don't want to mess up this time! Thank you again!
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If I am just a little sore, like, I can still function normally, but it is like my muscles just say , "OOh, you worked us, we feel it." I work out my full workout. Sometimes you can get sore just by changing things up. I am a little sore today, from changing up my normal strength and cardio, but not so sore that it hurts to move.
When I first started working out, I did a strength routine that left me so sore that it hurt to move, and even sneeze. I didn't work out the next day there!
If you're feeling pretty sore, you should take a rest day. Sometimes, you can work out every day if you vary the workouts - strength one day, cardio the next, or train different body parts on different days. If it's just your legs that are sore, you might do some strength training for your arms while allowing your legs to recover. But definitely don't work the body part that is aching or do the same thing that made you ache.
Sometimes if my muscles are just slightly achy from strength training, I might do light cardio on a rest day, but if it's cardio that's making you sore, I'd avoid it.
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9,689 4/10/13 8:12 A
Walking is pretty low impact, and generally considered safe to do even if you're sore. However, you know your body best; what kind of sore are we talking about? Like, "wince when I get out of bed" sore, or just mild discomfort? Is it soreness, or actual *pain* (an indicator something is wrong.)
You may want to cut back just a bit if walking is causing you that much trouble, at least until your body's more adapted to the demands you're placing on it.
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29 4/10/13 7:47 A
I just started walking on the treadmill 30 minutes a day at about 2.5 mph. I'm pretty heavy and have only walked 2 days an am sore. Is it still okay to walk? I really want to but I want to make sure I'm not going to hurt anything. Thanks!
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