When it comes to working out, no matter how light or hard the workout, some people will experience some type of pain or discomfort.
If you have been out of a regular exercise routine for a long period of time, you will at some point feel soreness and other kinds of body aces.
The good kind of pain (what is to be expected):
You know the saying…”No pain, no gain” ?
well as stated in this article:
“Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) describes a phenomenon of muscle pain, muscle soreness or muscle stiffness that occurs in the day or two after exercise. This muscle soreness is most frequently felt when you begin a new exercise program, change your exercise routine, or dramatically increase the duration or intensity of your exercise routine.”
“If the pain starts when you stop running, then welcome to the club. We all hurt. Pain is weakness leaving the body. (He’s a former Marine)
If the pain starts when you run and doesn’t go away in a few minutes when you’ve found your groove, then you need to either relax until it doesn’t hurt or stop.
If you ever get a sharp pain that isn’t just a rock in your shoe, don’t try to be a hero. Stop.”
Another common discomfort that I have been asked about is a strong itching sensation during/after your workout. This strong itchy/irritation most commonly occurs in the legs/calf muscles. This is best described as blood quickly flowing to the capillaries located throughout the muscle and skin. If you have not worked out in a while, the have gotten smaller or may have collapsed all together. When you start to exercise your body is trying to get blood and oxygen to those areas of the body and this can cause the uncomfortable itchy feeling. Sometimes it is minor and you can keep running/working out to subdue the irritation. But, sometime the pain is too much to handle and you can stop. This can be expected the first few times you exercise. This is just your body’s way of trying to accommodate the new excess of activities you are doing. If this does not go away after a few weeks you should consult your doctor to make sure you do not have any other problems. You can also read more about it in this article.
It is always important to talk with a doctor to ensure you are ready to endure a fitness routine.