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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is it ok to train if my muscles are still sore from my previous workout?

    Is it best to wait until I am no longer sore or can I continue training?
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    Gaby Wolf

    Exercise Physiologist

    As an Exercise Physiologist, I specialise in improving the balance, mobility and quality of life of older adults through specific falls prevention exercises. I am … View Profile

    If you have done weight training and that is why your muscles are sore, it is better to skip a day. Don't work the same muscles two days in a row. Instead, do cardio in your day off, for example, go for a brisk walk or a light jog, and make sure you stretch the sore muscles for at least 45 seconds every day. 

    If your muscles are sore from cardio, it is ok to still train. I would recommend not training at such a high intensity. But you'll find that your muscles will ease as soon as you start exercising again. 

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