Week 2 Sore point to workout – Di-Fit 2WC
‘‘NO pain, no gain’’ is a common mantra when it comes to training — and with good reason.
Feeling sore after a workout is a common response to physical exertion.
This type of muscle soreness is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and is often experienced a day or two after intense activity, before slowly subsiding over proceeding days.
DOMS develops as a result of microscopic tearing of the muscle fibres.
It is part of an adaptation process that leads to greater endurance and strength as the muscles repair and build.
Muscle soreness can be caused by any activity that you are unaccustomed to, such as a new exercise program.
Therefore it is important to progress slowly in your new program.
It’s difficult to avoid muscle soreness completely, but you can certainly reduce its severity.
A good warm-up is important to prepare your muscles for exercise, along with stretching after your body is warm.
Get yourself moving in an active recovery a day or two after your workout.
Going for a walk, for example, is a good way to increase blood flow, shaking off your soreness.
Rest is also essential for recovery.
However, if pain persists for longer than seven days, seek professional medical advice.
Our Week Two program will challenge you to better your times and intensity from Week One.
I have made slight changes for variety and to graduate your fitness progress.
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