The Best Exercises to Do When You’re Sore

Having sore muscles is the worst. It’s part of starting a new workout program and it usually happens within 24-48 hours of exercising. But, just because your sore it doesn’t mean you can’t still workout. Here are some exercises you can still do.

Low Intensity

When you’re sore working out can actually speed up the recovery process because moving your body and increasing your heart rate increases the blood flow to your damaged muscle tissue. Just make sure to keep it light to avoid injuring yourself. Walking and hiking are great options.

Use Light Resistance

Light exercises can be as effective as massages at getting rid of muscle soreness. Make sure you aren’t working the same muscle groups over multiple days as this can cause soreness. Try warming up with cardio, using resistance bands, and foam rolling.