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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