Updated: Sep 28, 2022
But whether your soreness stems from a challenging workout, a new program or returning to activity after an injury what you are feeling is usually normal! Every time we workout we put our muscles through CATABOLIC STATE which causes micro-tears in our muscles. But hold on, wait a minute, DO NOT BE ALARMED, those micro-tears are what causes our muscles to grow stronger and how we get those GAINS!
What you are feeling and is known as DOMS, delayed onset muscle soreness and like I said previously is completely normal. Most will assume it not safe to workout with DOMS and will automatically take a REST DAY, but I want to assure you IT’S OKAY TO WORKOUT but here are a few tips on working out with DOMS.
While stretching is ALWAYS great way to HEAL, you can always use Deep Blue, I use either the Deep Blue Roller Stick or the Deep Blue Rub daily on my sore achy muscle - PURCHASE YOURS HERE
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DOMS:
1. Stretch & Foam Roll sore muscles, soak in a hot bath.
2. Do not workout the sore muscle group, work another muscle group and allow sore muscles to recover
Ex: LEGS FEELING SORE, DON’T WORK LEGS WORK UPPER
3. Create a workout routine with muscle splits to allow muscles time to recovery & rebuild in between each workout
I hope you feel more comfortable working out with sore muscles and if you have any questions about stretching & foam rolling let me know!!