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4/29/14 3:40 P

Yes--push through it and it will go away.

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4/28/14 2:20 P

I find it helps me get over the soreness in a shorter period of time then if I took a day off from exercising.

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4/28/14 12:38 P

You're experiencing this just because you've changed your schedule for the first time. It's actually pretty normal, and may be in a few days you'll get used to it. So, just keep going on with your routine and try body weight exercises on alternative day's basis. Sudden changes in workout routine results in soreness and tiredness.

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4/27/14 8:06 P

Yes unless it's very painful. Most people are sore every day if they are doing exercise like they should.

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4/27/14 2:33 P

Soreness is common. I have been sore after working out after first coming back from time off, trying a new exercise which it my muscles differently, as well as lifting heavier weight than I normal do. If my upperbody is sore, I will either take the next day off or work legs or just do cardio. The body does need time to recover (preferably 72 hours.)

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4/24/14 8:33 A

I struggle with this same question all the time. I usually do continue to workout with one rest day a week, but if I'm feeling completely exhausted, I'll take another rest day. I found that if I'm feeling that way and work out, I don't get a good workout anyway.

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4/23/14 5:31 P

What you are experiencing is your muscles adapting to the new demands you are making on them.You will find that as you begin your next workout your DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) will abate as your muscles warm up.I guarantee if you do not workout you will suffer for a much longer time.

It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

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4/23/14 8:05 A

Thanks guys! It's not the 'injury' type of soreness (I've felt that before!). I just wanted to make sure that it's more beneficial to push through it.

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4/23/14 6:51 A

Soreness is normally an indication that your muscles are doing something unfamiliar. In this case, bodyweight strength training is new, despite a good level of fitness from swimming.

If you stop every time you are sore, than your body will never adapt to the new demands you are making of it.

Of course, it is important to differentiate between generalized muscle soreness, and a sharper more specific pain, which may indicate an injury.


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SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 34,304
4/22/14 11:26 P

Depending on the type of soreness you are experiencing would determine if it would be ok to workout or if you should take a rest day. This page goes into detail about they types of soreness that people experience and offers some tips on what to do with each:

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4/22/14 11:11 P

Hey guys! Let me just say that I'm already a fairly fit person. I swim every single day. However lately I've started boost my workouts and have started to include body weight exercises into my daily routine. Now I'm sore every day.

Is it safe to continue to workout even when I'm sore? I swim so often that I don't remember the last time I was sore after exercising.

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