Muscle soreness is
one of the most common complaints on starting any new exercise
program. This is the particularly the case if you are using
groups of muscles which have previously been inactive.
types of soreness may be experienced:
Occurs during or
immediately after exercise and will gradually fade over the
following 3 or 4 hours. It results from inadequate blood flow to
the affected muscles. There are no long-term consequences,
however, if it occurs during an exercise routine then you should
rest and allow your muscles to recuperate before continuing .
evident 2 to 3 days post-exercise and can last up to a week. It
results from minute tears in muscle fibers and is a sign that
you are attempting too much too soon. Always gradually increase
the intensity of your exercise over a period of time to prevent
delayed onset soreness. Carrying out any
form of exercise incorrectly can be dangerous. Always ensure you
have a fully qualified instructor available to advise you.
soreness persists for more than a week, ensure that you seek
medical advice straightaway.