Thursday, November 1, 2007

Myth #4 - Never exercise a sore muscle.

Partly true, you have to check how sore are your muscles. If your muscle is sore to the touch or it limits your range of motion; like for example if your shoulders feel sore and you can't raise your arm up, then it's best that you give the muscle at least another day of rest.

If it isn't too sore then you can continue with your exercise. Although it is recommended to do light activity rather than pushing yourself too hard or you might just end up with a kind of soreness that might not get you out of your bed.

If you are wondering why do light exercise when you are still sore, mainly because exercise stimulates bloodflow through the muscles. This helps in the repair process of your muscles as it promotes oxygen flow and removal of waste.

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