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7/21/14 4:49 A

Soreness is normally a response to your muscles doing something unfamiliar to them.

If you stop exercising everytime you get sore, you will never improve.

Keep working out as planned, but back off the intensity for a week or two until your muscles adapt. So work out, but not as intense as you did on Friday.

Of course, if you feel the sharper pain that could indicate an injury, then rest is the better option.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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7/21/14 3:17 A

Thanks for your answers and the especially the tips. I did the stretching part at the end but clearly it wasn't enough, I will try the epsom salts and ice pack for my session today

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7/21/14 3:09 A

I have picked up running and have been running 27 - 30 miles per week which will pick up. I have found that I have IT band rubbing past 6 miles. I do not know how to avoid this. Any suggestions?

Just because I don't 'look' like a runner, doesn't mean that I am not one! Don't judge me...that is all:)
RYNEBERG23 Posts: 69
7/20/14 11:16 P

I disagree as well. Stay active as much as you can, as long as you're not in actual pain.

A few things I find that really help are foam/rumble rolling, stretching, and epsom salt baths are amazing for sore muscles :) Hope this helps!

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it ~ Ferris Bueller
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7/20/14 7:13 P

As a coach, I disagree with the previous comment. If you are sore, but not hurting, I would still work out, although your workout should be slightly easier than the previous day. Part of the soreness is from building muscle, but part of it is due to lactic acid build up in your body. The absolute best way to get rid of that is through more exercise.

Some other tips:
1) Make sure to stretch after a workout. That will also help get rid of the lactic acid and help prevent soreness the next day.

2) Ice baths (or just ice packs). 20 minutes of icing after a hard workout will help reduce inflammation, and thus soreness.

Edited by: DRYADSARAH at: 7/21/2014 (00:22)
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7/20/14 6:25 P

No. Not if you're still sore. Your muscles need opportunity to heal and repair, this is when muscle is grown. You could do an upper body workout instead. Lay off any heavy cardio.

Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
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7/20/14 3:31 P

I did a lower body ST session on Friday and felt super sore yesterday and today.
I went hiking today and walked a lot yesterday thinking that it would help but it doesn't seem to work.

Should I do the same work out tomorrow if I am still sore ( but not in pain)?

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