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Is it safe to work out muscles that are sore from a previous work out?


Asked by MamaCass05 at 4:14 AM on Mar. 28, 2009 in Health

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  • I am a certified personal trainer, yes it is okay to work out sore muscles as long as you have had 48 hrs rest between workouts, this is very important to remember. It is also important to stretch your muscles once they have been warmed up, this will relieve some of the soreness if you are new to the work out or working out period, your body will adjust. It is not uncommon to have sore muscles when starting any new workout even if you are a pro.

    Hope this helped, make sure you are eating properly before and after aswell and a banana has lots of potassium which helps reduce soreness as well..

    Answer by carformyfam at 12:07 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • If your muscles are sore for longer than a day than you are putting too much strain on them. It's best to wait a day between workouts for best results. Cardio on the other hand, can be done everyday.

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 8:24 AM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • No its not safe. If your upper body is what is sore you work out your lower body today and vice versa. Cardio everyday.

    Answer by happyathomemum at 8:43 AM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • Yes--stretch it out!!! Warm up first and do some stretching. But if you are doing weights--you should wait that day between for rest. But if you are sore the next day--warm up and stretch. Or go for a walk if possible. You can also do cardio. 

    I have hit some muscles pretty good that didn't hurt until the second day and it lasted a day or so---but I still kept with my schedule.  Some muscles you find you never knew you had--and they will/can hurt longer.  BUT learn the difference between a "good" sore and "bad" sore.  Bad is when you may have injured something---good sore--you know it is because of the workout:-)


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 AM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • The more sore the more good u r doing. over time soreness will go away

    Answer by mom3tn at 11:23 AM on Mar. 28, 2009