Training with sore muscles?

Discussion in 'Kettlebell' started by Smile-n-Nod, May 3, 2017.

  1. Darren Best

    Darren Best Triple-Digit Post Count

    If I wake up one morning and nothing hurts or is sore, I'm going to question whether I'm still alive or not. :)
     
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  2. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides StrongFirst Director of Community Engagement Staff Member Senior Instructor

    You need to get this looked into. It's quite often a lack of t-spine mobility, and an FMS is a great way to approach it. As a general guideline, tackle mobility first.

    -S-
     
  3. Jan

    Jan More than 500 posts

    @Smile-n-Nod : make sure your lats are properly activated, and that you have a good shoulder packing. What I learned from my SFG instructor is that you really need to feel the lats working (for me that, currently, is close to cramping of the muscle) in order to have a good activation. Also, consciously relax the traps, they should not tense.
     
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  4. Arash Mohammady

    Arash Mohammady Double-Digit Post Count

    Hello comrades, last week my cousin invited me to work out with him in the gym. I honestly went to use the kettlebells and experiment with the weight however he kept forcing me to do sets and sets of deadlifts with minimal rest in between. I still did my S&S training with a 50 lb kB.
    I took one day off due to soreness then I went back to my training. However for the past few days my arms have been hurting every time I did the training. Should I take a break from S&S or should I keep at it and wait for it to eventually go away?
     
  5. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides StrongFirst Director of Community Engagement Staff Member Senior Instructor

    @Arash Mohammady, I would take a break of at least 3 days and up to two weeks from all vigorous training. Walk, swim, take a hot shower, go to the sauna, get a massage, stretch. Offhand I'd say most people will benefit from such a break at least a few times per year, but it's certainly worth doing now based on what you've said. Allow yourself to recover completely, then ease back into your training.

    -S-
     
  6. Arash Mohammady

    Arash Mohammady Double-Digit Post Count

    Thank you for the advice! The pain went away after another day of resting and I returned to training. However, if I ever feel that way again I’ll remember ur advice and take the rest I need from now on. Thanks again.
     
  7. Shawn90

    Shawn90 More than 500 posts

    Arm bars in your warm'ups
     

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