Can you recommend a workout for sore muscles?
Asked by on Nov 08, 2009
What is the recommended wait period after getting sore from a prior workout? Can the next workout be less intense so the wait period is not as long?
The soreness you describe is delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). It is felt 12-48 hours after a dramatic increase in the duration and intensity of exercise. When experiencing DOMS, do not engage in vigorous exercise, but do engage in low intensity exercise like walking, yoga and active play. To avoid or reduce DOMS, be sure to warm up completely before an exercise session and increase the intensity of your activity by no more than 10% per week.