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Old 03-27-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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So I have been doing a step class a couple times a week with an instructer whose nickname should be "squatzilla". Well the following days of the first few classes my muscles were very sore ( a good workout sore). So my question now is this, now that I am in better shape, my muscles are still a litte sore or strained the next day (but nothing like when I first started working out), Is it okay physically on your muscles to work out when they are a bit sore? I would like to up my step class up from 2x per week to 4x per week. Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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Oh, too funny about the squatzilla...

I do regular aerobics and step aerobics all the time (5-6 days a week at least 30min), and I feel sore on a regular basis. I think it's good for us. Repairing and building of muscle. And I think it means we are doing a variety of exercises so our muscles don't get used to the same stuff.

Of course if you are ever feeling injured, or on the verge of injury, than you should rest, take things down a notch.

This week my muscles are really burning. Lots of squats and lunges and I've added more weight for arm work. Feels good though.

Have fun in step class!
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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So I have been doing a step class a couple times a week with an instructer whose nickname should be "squatzilla". Well the following days of the first few classes my muscles were very sore ( a good workout sore). So my question now is this, now that I am in better shape, my muscles are still a litte sore or strained the next day (but nothing like when I first started working out), Is it okay physically on your muscles to work out when they are a bit sore? I would like to up my step class up from 2x per week to 4x per week. Thanks for your thoughts!
Yes..Some restorative activity such as stretching, walking and even some light calisthenics will help.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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Good point. That stretching at the end is truly the icing on the cake, isn't it? Or should I use a different analogy, for those of us trying not to think of cake and such... I loooove the stretching...
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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I started taking spin classes about 9 months ago and I really enjoy it. Unfortunately after I started doing 2 classes a week I develpoed a weird soreness in my butt. The pain occurs at the base of my tail bone (not to get too graphic, but right at the top of my crack). I feel it everytime I stand up out of the saddle ans sit down. It is more painful when I stand up and only lasts a few seconds. It also occurs when I stand up after sittinf in certain chairs. Iwould say it almost feels like ligament or tenden pulling. Maybe like something is inflamed. ANybody else experience this?
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Yes, you can still do your workouts as long as it's a very mild soreness.

Make damn sure they are muscles that are causing the soreness, however.
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