Tips on Getting Back to the Gym


So you’ve decided to go back to the gym
and start exercising again. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, or mid-year
resolution, congrats to you – that’s a great decision. But getting back to the
gym and exercising effectively and safely is probably one of the most
important things. If it’s been a while, don’t be afraid to get a certified
personal trainer. They can ease you back into this process. One thing I see very
commonly is that people get back to the gym and they want to do everything in
one day. Then everything’s gonna hurt the next day and it goes through a cycle
where it’s difficult to get back to the gym and to get back to your goals. It’s
okay to ease into it. It’s not about how fast you get there, but it’s about where
you are at the end of your journey. So normal muscle soreness can happen
especially when starting a new exercise. I actually expect that to happen. That
soreness should be pretty mild during the exercise itself, but it can slowly
progress and get worse the next day when you wake up, and even on day two and
three, and that can be normal for for muscle soreness, especially with a new
activity. So pain that’s more than normal soreness from exercising might happen
very acutely when you’re exercising. It might feel severe pain immediately.
There could be swelling around that particular joint, bruising, and at worst
you might not be able to put any weight on it. If any of those things happen
definitely get a doctor to see you relatively soon.

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