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IMELECTRIC SparkPoints: (14,798)
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10/17/12 12:50 P

Ditto on what DMJAKES said. I spent a lifetime in dance lessons. When I was sore I would just stretch out with basic stretching exercises or yoga will do the same. You might think about taking up yoga it helps all fitness activities.


KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
10/17/12 9:06 A

get into a tub full of ice water for as long as you can stand it, get out for a few minutes then get back in.

DMJAKES Posts: 1,635
10/17/12 8:24 A

Cortney - you've gotten a lot of good suggestions...I'd wait until the soreness is just about gone to do strength training again, but in the meantime walking, gentle yoga, stretching and ibuprofen will be your best friends. I'd be sure to mention it to the trainer as well---he/she needs to dial it back just a bit for you.

BERTA6978 SparkPoints: (43,739)
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10/16/12 4:56 P

I met with a personal trainer for the first time today (Tuesday) It's only been about 6 hours and already I can feel the stiffness beginning to set in. emoticon The trainer said I will likely be sore tomorrow, but probably more sore on Thursday. Since this is my first week, he recommended I not do another strength training workout until Friday or Saturday. emoticon I agree with other posters who suggest giving it an extra day or two.

Edited by: BERTA6978 at: 10/16/2012 (16:58)
DEE0973 Posts: 1,517
10/16/12 2:21 P

was that your first lesson in a long time? I agree you should take another day off from ST if still really sore and incorporate some walking. Good luck

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (240,753)
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10/16/12 2:09 P

ibuprofen before bed when you've done a heavy duty strength w/o will help some. So will soaking in a tub with some Epsom salts. And stretching after your w/o.

for me, the 2nd day is usually worse than the day after.

now I actually get jazzed when I have sore muscles because it rarely happens any more. I'll have the occasional slight discomfort but nothing like I had when I first started really doing ST.

JADOMB SparkPoints: (134,622)
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10/16/12 1:58 P

I agree with Unident, take a bit more time off to heal up. I also constantly tell folks to take it slow and easy to first condition your muscles before you tax them to their limits. This helps to avoid the stiff, sore periods when new and weak muscles of worked too hard.

I lost my 40 lbs in 35 weeks and I don't remember ever having a day where I struggled to move due to stiff or sore muscles. This not only made my plan easier to work with, it kept me constant with no extra time off to heal up. Slow and easy wins the race. Keep the faith.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
10/16/12 1:31 P

Drink lots of water, stretch, and do light cardio like a gentle walk.

I would question the concept of doing it again so soon if you're still pretty sore tomorrow. You should really rest up till the soreness goes away before working those muscles again.

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (67,852)
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10/16/12 1:28 P

I met with a trainer yesterday and did some awesome ST exercises. The problem is today I am soooo sore I can barely walk! I have to go up and down the stairs like I am 90!

Does anyone have advice of what I can do to help? I have to be at the gym tomorrow to repeat the workout.

Thanks in advance

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