Healthy Habit #58: Next Day Muscle Soreness - Workout? vs Take The Day Off?


Blasted through your training maximum and now suffering next day muscle stiffness (aka can't walk)? This is due to a buildup of Lactic acid as your muscles try to adapt to an increase in workload. In essence, this is a good thing, but to recover as soon as possible (so that you can walk again) don't take the day off. I'm not saying you should do CrossFit though. Instead, low-intensity cardio and yoga are excellent ways to boost blood flow. This will send fresh, nutrient-rich oxygen to rejuvenate your muscles and encourage healing. Stretching after your gentle workout will also help soothe the pain and get you back on your feet. And The Oscar goes to...

Gentle Workout.