Glad you made the distinction between pain and soreness. Once a week I work to fatigue and feel sore the next day. I happen to enjoy the soreness because I know what it means. Now and then I can truly feel the burn too - but again - that's not usually more than once a week. Pain, otoh - uh uh. Nope. don't do pain.
It's been a really long time since I've worked out, and I've been so sore and uncomfortable the last 24hrs. I was afraid that I might have pushed myself too far, but I'm sure that it's just from being inactive for so long. I'll start doing yoga to help with this soreness and stiffness.
8/1/2012 11:42:40 AM
Timely article, as I am tracking yesterday's work-out and lamenting the stiffness I am feeling today!!! Great resource! Thank you!
8/1/2012 9:14:20 AM
I have always found that stretching out the sore muscles helps. I used to dance and some days I felt so sore when I went into class I wondered if I would be able to dance, but after stretching I felt so much better.
I find that some moderate swimming or other water exercise the day after a workout helps a lot for soreness.
3/11/2012 9:35:19 AM
Thank you miss P.--sometimes we have only a short time for a good work out and we want to squeeze every ounce into the workout and forget the cool down and stretch. I personally this is most important as we mature more. (smile)
At a recent visit to my sport's medicine doctor, he emphasized the importance of cooling-down after a workout. He said he sees many, many patients after they have had a good workout. I,myself, have been quite lax on the cool-down aspect of my workout, thinking it wasn't so important. Now, I practice a warm-up, then the work-out, stretching, and a serious cool-down. I hope others need not have an injury first (like me) to practice a good injury prevention regime.
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