When you lift or do hours of cardio and your body says "UM I've had enough" the next day. You know the feeling, muscles that are so sore lifting a pencil hurts.....I lift the following day.
I'm not talking about lifting 120 lbs, just 10 lbs for some bicep curls, tricep curls, etc. Do a set or two, not to fatigue your muscles as you normally would with weight lifting, but to just stretch those muscles out. I feel better and recovery time is less so I'm ready the next day to continue.
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This is a new one for me. When I work out and I'm sore the next day, I go ahead and do a cardio workout. From what I read, it's a bad idea to do nothing at all, that will extend the amount of time you are sore. If you repeat what caused the soreness, it can make you weak. .209
Examples of cardio could be a walk or run. You could even use an exercise video. These are not all. I can't wait until it warms up, my cardio will become swimming with my girls.
When it comes to starting a new lifestyle of exercising, start small but be consistant. When I used to try to be a body builder on my first day back to the gym and run a marathon on the tredmill, I was way too sore the next day to even continue and I soon found myself in the bed rather than in the gym. When you set a goal to be consistant, you will soon make exercise a habit and it will not be so hard to slowly add to your daily routine and before you know it, your life has changed!
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