Aches And Pains After A Workout

All of us need to workout on a daily basis. Most of us have experienced aches and pains after we workout. It is a good sign, as this is our body’s way of responding to the physical exertion it has been put through.

If we are experienced or a beginner in exercising or workouts, we need to keep in mind the pace and the type of exercises we perform. Each one has to go through their own pace and use weights according to their fitness levels.

For the beginners, it is advisable to workout for a short time and use lighter weights. As time progresses, you can increase your time, build up the intensity and lift heavier weights.

It should be remembered that all workouts should begin and end with at least 10 mins of warming up and stretch exercises.

We see two types of soreness. One could be experienced immediately or even while we are exercising. The second could be within 24–48 hours after working out and cease within 72 hours. This is called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) and was believed to be due to lactic acid accumulation. But this is not so. It is a slight tear in the fibres of the worked muscles. It should be taken as a positive sign and not a reason to give up exercising. When the tears are rebuilt, our muscles become larger and stronger.

We can challenge ourselves in our workouts. We can increase the time limit, add extra weights or follow challenging work routines.

On the other hand, we should also be cautious when experiencing aches and pains after a strenuous exercise routine. The workouts that we do should not cause excess pain or even injury. If our body has been pushed beyond the reasonable limits,it can lead to injury. We need to relax, apply some hot or cold packs and if necessary take some mild anti-inflammatory drugs. Keep off exercise till you recover from the injury and rest your body.

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