Should I workout the next day or rest if I am too sore to even sit or stand properly?

  • I just recently started True Beginner and the first 2 days were great, I did not feel sore the next day, but workout number 3 happened and oh my gosh I felt sore right after the workout, and clearly the morning after is painful. It hurts to sit and stand and walk. I am new at this work out thing, so I am not sure if I should do workout 4 or just rest.

    lmdiaz3   by: lmdiaz3
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    papercut2k  3 months ago by: papercut2k

    I think you should rest. A little soreness is one thing but the kind you have is entirely something different. I tried True Beginner and I've noticed that there is only one rest day, the 15 min mobility at the end of the week. I guess the program designer didn't think it would be that challenging. Indeed the workouts themselves aren't that difficult it's the six days in a row that gets ya.

    If you're like me and need to do something or feel guilty all day, I would try some of the recovery videos. If even the recovery videos hurt too much then rest. No sense in injuring yourself just to keep up with the calendar.

    • Drmonroedvm
      Drmonroedvm 3 months ago

      Totally agree with this response. You may be a bit too gung-ho during your workouts- pushing too hard too fast. Acknowledge that and be prepared the next full workout you do. No need to hurt yourself, you'll get to your goal soon enough! Congrats and good luck training!

    • lmdiaz3
      lmdiaz3 3 months ago

      Thank you! This really helped a lot! Best of training for you guys!

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    kkb  3 months ago by: kkb

    Do the 15 minute mobility, it will help you to feel better.

    • RWinzer
      RWinzer 3 months ago

      Cody's recovery video will work great to stretch out sore muscles. the recovery / with the rollers or tennis ball may be too intensive if you are that sore. but the yoga / stretching will help.

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    sarahmeyer78  3 months ago by: sarahmeyer78

    sometimes if I'm hurting from working out,If I workout the next day it helps me feel better,Gets it all streched out.

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    colonelclick  3 months ago by: colonelclick

    Same thing happened to me. I find that doing a workout again the next day helps relieve the soreness for me.

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