Posts Tagged ‘muscle soreness’

Being sore after a good workout is not anything to be worried about, in most cases. Usually the pain is an indication that your muscles are working to repair themselves (and make more of themselves, yay!) after you worked them hard. Furthermore, it’s good to note the difference between sharp, stabbing, acute pain and just the dull ache. The sharp, stabbing pain does indicate that you should rest the injured muscle. Usually a pulled muscle does need to be rested, and iced as well to reduce the inflammation. However, if you get a dull ache after a workout, it’s nothing to be alarmed about and you can still exercise the next day – and sitting around being inactive really doesn’t actually help with the dull aches in my experience. Your muscle was made to, and wants to move.

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