Anonymous asked: I do squats and yoga daily and my legs are ALWAYS sore. Will that ever stop being a problem? (I've only been doing it for 1 1/2 weeks) I don't wanna take a break-day because it already feels like I'm not doing much exercise.
Yes! This phenomenon is known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. This pain is felt 12-24 hours after exercising and is NOT a measure of how well you worked the muscle. It simply tells you that the muscles are not used to doing what you just made them do. If the pain isn’t acute (which probably means you pulled something), then there’s no reason you shouldn’t work out the sore muscles.
You should take at least one rest day per week because muscles build themselves when they’re rested. It’s proven to be less effective if you do the same routine every day for weeks at a time. Take rest days, switch up the routine!
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