Thread: Sore muscles!
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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Re: Sore muscles!

Hi duff,
You're working out every day? If you're doing a complete upper and lower body workout, you're not giving your muscles enough time to repair. You need to work the upper half one day and the lower half the next, to let each muscle group rest. Your muscles will get more benefit from the rest than from a constant workout. Also, be sure to do your warmups and stretches before your workout, and more stretches after your workout. The stretching is critical. If you're already doing these things, then the pain might be from too much weight, or too many reps, but I suspect the reason for the pain is you're doing a whole body workout each time and not stretching enough. Other than those things, I can't think of anything else that would make your muscles sore for so long.