I just started DB. I'm 2 days in and horribly sore and I'm wondering if I should add a rest day into the schedule or just power through it.

  • Is it more effective if I just power through it or is it good for my muscles to take a rest?

    jra34   by: jra34
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    NoRegretsss  about 1 year ago by: NoRegretsss

    Personally, I prefer avoiding rest days. Instead I add an extra Supreme Stretch class after my daily workout or do some stretching of my own. I think most of the soreness is caused by lack of proper stretching exercises after each class.

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    TheStonesShapeUp  about 1 year ago by: TheStonesShapeUp

    I agree with NoRegretsss, if its soreness and not pain its probably do to not stretching enough or properly OR needing to boost your hydration. Work through soreness, not pain.

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    TheodoraDailyBurn  about 1 year ago by: TheodoraDailyBurn

    You can use Discover to try one of our Mobility or Yoga workouts, which might help.

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    AltGirlTX  about 1 year ago by: AltGirlTX

    In addition to the stretching and hydration, I'd also recommend having some protein (ideally 10-20 grams) within 30 minutes of your workout. You can split this into before and after, or just make sure you have it afterwards. The protein will help repair the little tears in your muscles that are occurring as you build new muscle and make your results more effective as well. Personally, I drink a protein shake (with water - not milk) after my workouts, and I've found it helps. Stretching helps with the lactic acid buildup, and protein helps with recovery.

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    anjag  about 1 year ago by: anjag

    definitely add in a mobility or yoga workout!! you don't want to do nothing! That way the muscles just stay in place and don't get stretched and released of all that tension!

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