I feel really sore after a two day workout. My calf muscles hurt really bad. I don't understand why as I stretched before and after.
I try to give myself a deep tissue message and been carrying a hot water bottle around.
I feel a little better now.
As I do not want to break the chain, should I still carry on?
Feeling really sore after a workout Watch
- Thread Starter
- 31-01-2015 11:59
- 31-01-2015 12:04
Probably not a good idea to give yourself a deep tissue massage but that would also explain why you're feeling sore.
You may have had some knotted muscles that were very large so you're still feeling sore.
- 31-01-2015 12:08
(In all seriousness, it's normal. Give yourself a day off, you don't need to work out every day).
- 31-01-2015 13:32
- 31-01-2015 17:00
Try yoga stretches every night -they loosen up your muscles. If it's really vigorous exercise, best not to do it regularly, but gentle exercise regularly is great for you and makes you feel really 'on the ball'
- 01-02-2015 14:26
if I've done a tough session I'll usually follow it by something very easy the next day, e.g. today I was sore and tired from yesterday so I did 1.5 hours at a very easy pace on my bike just to loosen my muscles up a bit, either tomorrow or the next day I will take a rest day
if your muscles are not used to working out hard they will take longer to recover than someone who has been working out consistently for a while, I would say it would be best to start with taking a lot of rest days and then gradually reduce them once you're a bit fitter and you can replace them with 'easy' days instead