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1/14/12 5:34 P


If you are experiencing pain, not discomfort, but pain, you should avoid doing any exercise until the pain has subsided for at least a week.

Remember you do not want to workout the same muscle groups on back to back days. The body makes the adaptation to exercise when you are resting. So for ST workouts it's best to do an every other day or every third day routine.

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1/14/12 5:26 P

I would start by eliminating the exercises that have been causing you pain. while some exercise might cause some minor discomfort, they shouldn't cause pain.

Do you have a gym membership ? One thing you might consider is asking one of the instructors or personal trainers to watch you as you perform the exercises that cause you pain. it could be you're performing the exercise with poor form. If you correct your form, that should eliminate any pain.

Of course, you may have an injury that is aggravated by the exercises. No one should push through the pain. if you have pain, you've got to find out what's causing that pain BEFORE you do anything else. Exercising with pain puts you at higher risk for further injury.

What exercises cause you pain ? You know that old vaudeville act. A man goes to his doctor and says,"doctor, it hurts when I do this". the doctor replies,"then don't do that".

Stop doing the exercises that hurt. Start with exercises that don't cause you pain. It may be you're trying to do too much too soon. try slowing down. how long are your workouts ? If you're not used to working out for 60 minutes, then don't do 60 minutes. try working out for 30 minutes if you've been sedentary for a long time.

Why don't you tell us a bit more about what it is you do for exercise. the more you tell us, the better we can help find you a solution.

because right now, we're just guessing.

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1/14/12 4:13 P

Okay, so I have been working out for 2 or 3 days then stopping. Well I tried that this week, and I was hurting and some of my exercises were actually causing pain! Should I continue on this way? Or should I do an every other day type of routine? I am really confused as to what the best way to do this is. I do, strength training during my workouts, so should that change as well? I could really use some help trying to figure this out.

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