For a first-time member of one of the Triple D Fitness classes, as well as some more experienced members, feeling sore is not uncommon. While it may not feel great, it is the feeling of progress as your body becomes accustomed to your new workout routine and being taken out of its comfort zone.
Why You Are Sore Our personal training and group fitness classes can be intense. While we ensure that you are not working harder than your ability, intensity is the name of the game. But when you body is not used to working out at this level, your muscle fibers tear. These small tears in your muscles are not damaging; rather they are needed so that your body fixes and rebuilds your muscles.
How To Relieve Soreness While the soreness is common to your workout routine, it is also important to take time to heal. Take it easy the day after your workout and indirectly ice your sore areas. Taking a day or so is generally a good idea, but you should also continue your workouts when you feel that you are ready. Don’t let a little soreness keep you from your goals.
When To Come Back This is a question that we can only answer in part, because it really just depends. Only you know your body, and by listening to it you should be able to determine when you should get back to working out. If you are unsure, contact Triple D Fitness and we will be glad to discuss it with you.
Triple D Fitness offers one-on-one personal training and group fitness classes in the Greater Dallas area. Our expert personal trainers are waiting to hear from you!