Question regarding rest/recovery

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  1. chlywly

    chlywly Active Member

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    Alright, I went to the gym a few days ago, the day and day after I was super sore and my chest/arms were incredibly stiff, blood filled/pumped.. I went to the gym yesterday, at first was very sore/weak, but then got into it, today I don't feel anything and my muscles feel like pudding... is this a) b/c I over worked and re-ripped them before they were able to properly rebuild or b) i'm just being silly ....

    Sometimes I would wait before a muscle group doesnt feel sore anymore... does it really matter? shouldn't a day rest for a muscle group be fine?
     
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    Ideally, your schedule doesn't have you working out the same muscles within a time frame that allows them to be sore.
     
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    hmm alright...
     
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    chest/bi's every other day, eh?
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    no... I didnt get a shoulder day in, I usually do chest/bi's back/tri's shoulder/legs with maybe a rest day in between each or a rest day at the end of that cycle..
     
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    depends on how long you have been working out. I'm guessing you aren't new to this, but generally you should space similar muscle groups at least 2 days apart. Maybe some stretching will help out the soreness, also remember to be drinking lots of water.

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    I've been working out for a while, but recently its been maybe once a week or so, i lost 20 lb too, thank god.. now only clean bulking... I've done many routines etc, but yeah you're probably right... I dunno why I even bothered with this thread lol I know this already...
     
  9. iceburgslim

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    Try stretching after your workout.
     
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