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Is Having Sore Muscles OK?

We get asked this question a lot. “I started working out and I’m sore,” or “I worked out two days ago and I’m still sore.” There is both good soreness and bad soreness. It’s very normal for the second day after a workout to be worse than the first. The number one way to prevent this is to keep moving. If you work a muscle really hard and then let it sit, it will be way more sore than if you work it hard and then just keep it at a moderate activity level. Myofascial work is also a great tool in conjunction with low level exercise. The absolute worst thing to do when you’re sore, however, is to sit on the couch and do nothing. It’s very normal to be sore for the first few weeks of a workout program or after your program changes, and you just need to push through it and maintain some level of activity. What we don’t want to see is your low back getting sore and tight. When done correctly, exercises shouldn’t be causing this kind of tightness. If you are experiencing pain in your low back or movement limitations from your low back due to soreness, then talk to your coach or PT about what you’re doing wrong and how to fix it. 

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Chris Finn

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