Sore Muscles: To Rest or Workout...that IS the question.
You are 3 days into your new workout routine and you are SORE! What does that mean? Should you take a rest day to let your muscles heal, and then get back into it? First I want you to consider these two questions: Am I feeling sore because I am working muscles that I normally do not? Or am I in pain from an injury? One thing we do know is that gains are made by pushing yourself to the limit and then some. It’s the “then some” that is unique to each individual. Each person has a different body type and will have a different threshold for activity and exercise. There are a few things to consider when pushing yourself to get into shape. Factors such as age, baseline strength, and previous injuries will determine what your threshold is. Pushing yourself will result in muscle strength and endurance gains and is often accompanied by a healthy amount of muscle soreness. But it is important that you are able to maintain the proper form when exercising. A good sign of pushing yourself