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Delayed onset muscle soreness...from gentle yoga???

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I came home from the Major Family Event a week ago and promptly developed a chest cold. So between the whirlwind weekend & being ill (I actually took sick time from work, which seldom happens) I did no exercise for nine days--a very unusual occurrence in my life.
Yesterday, I dragged my sad self to two gentle yoga classes, and today my abs are reminding me of their presence.
On one hand, I am glad to have accessed the muscles; but on the other hand, did my fitness decrease that much in 9 days?
Another note to self: even if you have a cold, do a little bit of gentle yoga every day.

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    My opinion only..........I have noticed that I cannot let any more than 2 days go by or my muscle conditioning will deteriorate to a point that I notice it.
Having said that.......if I exercise too many days in a row without rest, then I have too much soreness and feel like I am breaking down and straining.
It seems to be a delicate balance.
Cross-training helps as well as very gentle stretching.

This is a development within the past 10 years or so. I am 63 years old.

Comment edited on: 4/24/2013 7:48:32 AM

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TRESSWANN 4/21/2013 5:00PM

    Well, you are back on track. My doc laughed once as I really messed up shoulder doing downward dog. Told me yoga wasn't supposed to hurt emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 4/21/2013 9:24AM

  Were you coughing with this cold as that uses your ab muscles as well as the yoga...perhaps the combination of the two put your abs in overdrive

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