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Jesse Lee Otis

I would like to get a general consensus of opinion/fact on whether to hold off on workouts that involve muscles still sore from the most previous workout - or to proceed with another workout. My longtime mindset has been to hold off -- but I would like to hear from the forum's collective mindset, based on the vast experience, on this matter.

Thanks in advance for any and all responses.


Jesse Lee
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natemason5

Ontario, CAN

I usually work out if I'm still sore, but I don't go to absolute failure anymore. The only time I hold off on a workout is if I'm sick or exhausted from other parts of my life (even then I exercise but choose something with lower intensity).

It should be noted that I'm not doing full body to failure routines currently.

Nate
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

==Scott==
I would think if you are sore from doing an exercise you have been doing for weeks or months and haven't changed how you do it but maybe just pushed harder then I would wait a while. If on the other hand you might be sore because you stretched more this time or haven't done the exercise in a while then I would work it again if it's a time you normally have scheduled to workout.
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hit4me

Florida, USA

why are sore, are you working out too infrequently, or did you apply too much volume, or did you stop for awhile and re-started


I would wait another day or two
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Jesse Lee Otis

entsminger wrote:
==Scott==
I would think if you are sore from doing an exercise you have been doing for weeks or months and haven't changed how you do it but maybe just pushed harder then I would wait a while. If on the other hand you might be sore because you stretched more this time or haven't done the exercise in a while then I would work it again if it's a time you normally have scheduled to workout.


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It is the latter case; I had missed a few workouts due to a schedule SNAFU = and then resumed. Quads & hams very sore; painful to even go down stairs.


JLO


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Jesse Lee Otis

hit4me wrote:
why are sore, are you working out too infrequently, or did you apply too much volume, or did you stop for awhile and re-started
I would wait another day or two


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Was due to the third reason that you cited; a work/life schedule change caused it.

Thanks for the suggestion.


Jesse Lee


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Average Al

Increased DOMS after an extended break or missed workouts is normal. Some people claim that you can speed up the recovery process by performing a light (low intensity) version of the workout that you did to trigger the DOMS.

There is something called the repeat bout effect: once you have performed a lot of eccentric work, which tends to induce muscle damage and cause soreness, you will experience less DOMS if the eccentric work is repeated, as long as you don't wait too long.

When I was doing once per week training, I tended to get more sore after workouts than when I trained twice a week. I suppose that is an argument in favor of training more frequently.
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