Should I go to the gym today?

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Jun 22, 2011 9:17am

pumpkin74 pumpkin74
1 post

My belly and thigh muscles hurt from yesterdays workout.
This evening I have time to train as well. Not sure about the next days. should I still go to the gym today? If yes, what should I do there?

Jun 22, 2011 11:36am

Crizomaticus Crizomaticus
59 posts

I Ran 100 Miles! I Burned 25K Calories! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

Don’t work the same groups two days in a row, no need. If you worked legs and abs last night, go for back and biceps tonight, then take a rest day and do chest/shoulders/triceps.

Doing two days on, one day off, rotating through those three groups works well for a lot of people when starting out. It’ll keep you from getting burned out. It’ll also give your muscles time to repair.

Jun 23, 2011 12:40pm

Freak4Fitness Freak4Fitness
14 posts

This, well said

Also, eating your required protein cals is imperative in muscle repair & growth

Get used to DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) it is a sign of growth that you will come to love :)

Jun 23, 2011 1:08pm

Trolllund Trolllund
123 posts

Any time you go to the gym and you are still sore, gently stretch. If you are still really sore after stretching, get some easy cardio in and go home. If the stretching makes it better, do your workout. Casey Anderson (First person to bench 500lbs, pre-steroid era) used this technique with every workout.

Jun 24, 2011 9:14am

petite petite
18 posts

i also go to the gym and my fitness instructor taught me that it is important to do basic stretching before starting any body workout. It helps prepare your body and muscle.

Jul 19, 2011 10:29am

johnmiller johnmiller
54 posts

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Jul 20, 2011 7:23am

chaddukes chaddukes
888 posts

John Miller, why are you spamming my forums?

Jul 20, 2011 12:20pm

lbjwes6 lbjwes6
12 posts

On those days your sore I would think of just doing cardio to let your muscles recover. You could run at the gym. Its also nice to have a treadmill at home so you dont have to go to the gym on cardio days. I use the Sole F85

Sep 4, 2011 1:26pm

johnmiller johnmiller
54 posts

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