I may have overdone it



I woke up this morning aching all over.  After being attacked by Amy in Admissions in the Kung Fu taster session, I joined the Yinyoga class.  We had to hold each posture for five minutes and I hadn't realised how much I had stretched myself until today.  I have Pilates tonight (more stretching) and Dynamic Bodywork tomorrow, which is a combination of dance, yoga and pilates.  I am also going to try to fit in a couple more classes before Friday.  The question is, can you overextend yourself?  Is it better to work through the discomfort or give your body a rest?

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Feel your pain. I was aching this morning too and not too keen on cycling in but managed it. I personally believe that you need to let your body rest for at least one day a week and if it's not used to exercise at all allow more rest days or it will just be a total shock. Saying that i'm booked in for activities toda, tomorrow and Friday, so need a lazy day over the weekend.

By Fiona on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I agree Fiona.  To be honest, apart from the occasional drunken table dancing activities at the weekend, I don't really do any exercise on Saturday and Sunday!

By JoRo on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

If you overstretch, you can risk injury  ..so wise to pace your self and remember rest is a really important part of any programme...great to hear about all the classes you sre doing.  

By Karen on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

You just need to listen to your body and recognise the difference between pain and nice, achy muscles from a decent workout! I personally love the apres-workout soreness but you do need to be careful you don't over do it. Swimming is a fab way to ease sore muscles.

By Cathy on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I do have achy muscles.  No matter what exercise I do, I always end up with soreness between my shoulder blades. 

By JoRo on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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