What’s going on nation? Today I want to answer a question that I get asked all the time Should I work out when I’m sore? Now I actually saw a video on this topic the other day by another Youtuber and it blows my mind the amount of crap That’s out there, so this dude answers the question by BSing for a while And then he throws in some fancy words here and there and everybody believes what he has to say They just eat it up and in the end the stuff He said didn’t make any sense whatsoever or really amount to any conclusion at all and this is what really gets to me nation you need to be able to tell the difference between real-life experience and research knowledge Versus people who know how to bs and babble about a topic for 10 to 15 minutes, but never really give you any concrete information We’re not venting and back to the topic at hand We’re going to talk about DOMS which stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness So let’s say you hit the gym ultra hard or come back to exercising after being out of the game for a while and about A day to three days after your workout you start feeling sore now the feeling of pain is what we call DOMS and it is caused by all the Micro tears and inflammation that happens to your muscle tissue as a result of your workout The process of repairing your muscles is what causes them to grow in size and get stronger So this is all normal and a part of the process But should you go back to the gym if your muscle is still sore the answer is it depends on how bad it is If you’re in a lot of pain, and you feel like something is wrong And you think you might have gotten injured obviously you should not go to the gym And you should go see a doctor most of us know our bodies Well enough to know when something is not right, but this is not what I want to focus on today Now if you didn’t hurt yourself but the muscle is very sore to the point that it hurts when you touch it or Causes you not to have full range of motion Then my answer is wait another day to work that muscle group and the key here is the muscle group That is sore. I’m not saying skip the gym I’m saying let the specific muscle recover and focus on another Area for that day for example if my legs are killing me, I still train that day But I’ll adjust my schedule to work something like biceps There’s no need to rush the process nation because if you’re experiencing DOMS and can’t even do full range of motion on your exercises You’re not going to have the most productive work out anyway also If your muscles are working on repairing the tears you inflicted on your previous workout Creating more tears in damage will disrupt the recovery process so bottom line Rest that area a little longer now if you’re feeling reasonably sore but it’s not as drastic as a situation I just talked about it’s actually a good thing to go to the gym and get the sore muscles moving Just take it. Easy on the weights. This is not the time to go hardcore and try to hit a new PR What you want to do is hit some aerobic exercises And do some light lifting activity in this case is good because it increases the temperature in the area which increases oxygen flow and flow of Much-needed nutrients to help heal the damage this flow is also good because it helps take toxins away Which are produced by the tears and subsequent inflammation of your muscle tissue It was a mouthful So no excuses nation even when you’re extremely sore you should still go to the gym It’s just a matter of figuring out how bad it is So you can decide if you can hit that same area or if you have to come up with a plan b to work out Another part of your body now knowing this you might be thinking if I get a workout in but I don’t feel sore Does it mean I’m not going to grow Absolutely not, but I am going to talk about that in more detail another time I hope you guys enjoyed this video be sure to like and subscribe And for more exercises tips routines and recipes be sure to join us on muscularstrength.com and for those of you who aren’t platinum membership use the promo code freefitness to try it out for one month free What is your maximum output?