Ouch ! What should I do

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Hello all,
I'm on my second week of exercise, alternating between upper & lower body workouts. I upped my weight a bit on Tuesday and am a bit sore today ( especially when I sit down & stand up- hamstrings) My question do I skip the next lower body workout or do it as best as I can, which won't be all that great.
Thanks
Sophie

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  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
    edited February 2017
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    See how you feel tomorrow, go for a walk and stretch today along with your upper body workout.
  • sammyliftsandeats
    sammyliftsandeats Posts: 2,421 Member
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    Take a walk, stretch, and do a lower intensity workout. You have delayed onset muscle soreness from new exercise. It's completely normal.

    If you stretch and do a lower intensity workout, it will help your body better than just staying stationary.
  • cupcakes8kr
    cupcakes8kr Posts: 97 Member
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    Thank you both for a response.
  • CrabbyCancerMama
    CrabbyCancerMama Posts: 95 Member
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    get a foam Roller, helps tight legs a ton
  • cupcakes8kr
    cupcakes8kr Posts: 97 Member
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    Stacy - ? foam roller? like a noodle for the pool?
  • LeoT0917
    LeoT0917 Posts: 206 Member
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    All of the above advice is great. Foam rolling is also an awesome tool that will help with soreness over time. Here's a great article that can help you get started.

    http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/5-ways-to-use-a-foam-roller-to-prevent-injury/
  • quiksylver296
    quiksylver296 Posts: 28,439 Member
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    I just work through DOMS. Exercising actually helps make it go away. I don't modify my workouts.
  • psuLemon
    psuLemon Posts: 38,413 MFP Moderator
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    I just work through DOMS. Exercising actually helps make it go away. I don't modify my workouts.

    I would agree if it's general soreness. DOMS is very common, even in experience lifters and exercising will improve that.