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1/17/12 1:48 P

When you say first start exercising, do you mean totally first start, or do you mean first start out doing it in the evening?
I have been exercising for 2 years at 4:00 a.m. and if you mean, totally first start, then I shouldn't have the side aches.
True or no?

Edited by: AMYSMITHBE at: 1/17/2012 (13:48)
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1/11/12 4:56 P

I had those aches a lot when i first started out. So i would pause the workout wherever it was and do a few minutes of stretching and then restart. I felt like i sweated more too since I'd have a high heart rate, then lower it with the stretching, then build it back up :D

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1/11/12 4:51 P

Okay, this sounds gross, but it's true; the side ache is often a result of stretching the membranes and tendons that attach your organs to your muscles and bones. If you exercise right after eating or after drinking a lot of water, your digestive organs are heavier because the food and water are still in there. The weight puts a little extra strain on the "rigging." Eating a smaller dinner and then having a snack after your workout would probably help a lot, if you can't rearrange your schedule to exercise before eating. But also, those tissues will get stronger as you get used to exercising-- probably very quickly. A lot of people have those pains when they first start exercising, but they go away very soon.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,892
1/11/12 3:47 P

Does the side ache feel like a stitch? Could you exercise as soon as you get home and have dinner ready for the family a little later? Have you tried doing a lighter warm up to see if that helps?

Coach Jen

1/11/12 1:39 P

I am trying to find the best time to exercise.
If I exercise at 4:00 a.m., I have no problems getting even an Insanity workout done. The problem here is, 4:00 a.m. is early... but based on my schedule, if I want to exercise in the a.m..... this is the time I have to do it.

If I wait until after I get home from work, make supper for my family and myself, and then exercise around 9:00 p.m., I get terrible side aches even with warm ups of jumping jacks and butt kicks. I then do not work out as hard or put as much effort into the exercise because of the pain. I assume it's from just eating supper around 6:30 or 7:00 p.m.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me to help ease the side aches so that I can sleep in every now and then?

Edited by: AMYSMITHBE at: 1/11/2012 (13:40)
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