This is something I was wondering about. When I go to the gym (not as often as I should
) I like to get as much time with the machines (I know, free weights are better, I'm learning about them now
) as I can, so I'm usually all sore the next day.
Last week I did work on different areas each of the (two) times I went to the gym, but when my muscles hurt I get kind of worried about overdoing it / hurting myself, and I don't really know how much I could/should do. Also, I'm less motivated to go to the gym if I think that I should avoid using whichever body part is hurting at the moment. If that makes sense.
(I'm a total newbie to this.)
worked sore muscle (I took it easy, though) and it did
feel better after that. I guess I'd just like to read more experienced people's opinions.
- Is it good to exercise sore muscles? How hard/light should the workout be? What are the main benefits / dangers of working out before the muscles stop hurting?
And why do
they get sore in the first place? - Oops, never mind, the wiki page on "Delayed onset muscle soreness" (can't post link, but if you search for that there you'll get the page I was reading) says there really isn't an answer for that.
Anyway, I'd love to read about everyone's opinions and experiences.
(PS: I hope it was ok to post on this thread instead, I didn't want to start a new one because it is
the same topic.)