You’re sore after a workout for days
Post-exercise, it’s normal to feel sore. This is called delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, and it usually lasts 24 to 48 hours, as exercise breaks down muscle tissue, and then that tissue rebuilds stronger, explains Gary. But if this soreness is lasting longer than 48 hours, you may have a bigger issue.
“When a workout crushes you and you’re really sore for more than two days, that means you may have overcooked the turkey,” says Gary. Translation: You’re doing more than your body is able to handle.
Don’t give up on exercise, but ease back into it slowly, suggests Gary. “Cut back on the volume or sets, reps and or weight, to start, and then work your way back up,” he says. “Foam roll for five to 10 minutes daily, and stretch at least once a day, too.”
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