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    Hi there,

    I've recently started exercising to try and lose weight.. my plan is a combination of 45 minute cardio sessions and full body weights sessions on alternate days.

    I had my first weights session on Saturday, and since I woke up on Sunday my arms and legs are aching, and worst of all I have stomach pains - if I push my tummy gently it hurts, as it does if I breathe heavily and cough..

    Is this normal for someone just starting out?

    Also, do you think if I'm experiencing this kind of pain (it's not constant or anything but I know it's there) I should still workout the next day, or day after that, or I should wait for all pain to go away..

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by SideSkip)
    Hi there,

    I've recently started exercising to try and lose weight.. my plan is a combination of 45 minute cardio sessions and full body weights sessions on alternate days.

    I had my first weights session on Saturday, and since I woke up on Sunday my arms and legs are aching, and worst of all I have stomach pains - if I push my tummy gently it hurts, as it does if I breathe heavily and cough..

    Is this normal for someone just starting out?

    Also, do you think if I'm experiencing this kind of pain (it's not constant or anything but I know it's there) I should still workout the next day, or day after that, or I should wait for all pain to go away..

    Thank you!
    It's perfectly normal considering all the stress you've suddenly put on your body. It'll just take a little getting used to. I'd give it 2 or 3 days before you work our again but try being a little easier on your body to give it time to adjust and build up, although, that being said, I would work until there's a little pain to let yourself know that you're improving
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    DOMS. Delayed onset muscle soreness, google it


    It's perfectly normal and you can still train even when sore, it won't do any damage to you.
 
 
 
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