We all know that feeling after a tough workout. Getting upstairs feels like you’re climbing kilimanjaro and squatting down to sit on the loo…. oh boy!
It is normal for muscle soreness to occur after a workout, even if you’re a fitness pro!
Any time you try a new workout that your body isn’t familiar with, it is very likely that you will experience some level of soreness.
But pain doesn’t always lead to gains. Sometimes that pain can mean you’re actually injured. Here's how you can distinguish between soreness and an injury, and what to do if you suspect you're hurt.
General soreness can mask an injury until it fades away. If symptoms linger, it's a good idea to check in with a doctor, physio or chiropractor to see what's going on.
Not only will they be able to rule out any potential injury, but they can also help create a specific plan to get you back on track.
An injury doesn't mean you need to stop exercising altogether, but you may need to change the kind of activity you do until you recover. There are usually alternative exercises you can do that would be safe.
We hope you find this email useful. And that you experience some innocent soreness this week. It’s always good to know you’ve been working hard ;)