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Jul 19, 2015 6:04pm
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I'm small framed. Literally 5'4" and scale weighs between 106 and 108. I feel flabby in my ass...legs and belly. I want to tone it up. I've been here since June 29 of this year and started out doing 2 days a week. Doing a session here and there. I've recently bumped my days to 3 days a week. If I'm sore I don't work out. I've heard it does more bad than good. Does this seem like a good plan?

19 Jul
If you're sore you can do cardio. Eliptical or swimming are good choices when you are sore. It will help the healing process
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Jul 19, 2015 6:32pm
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I found this article on it, since i have been curious about it too.  It depends on the type of soreness you’re experiencing. If a hardcore workout pushes your muscles beyond their usual comfort zone and you feel achy the next day, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS, for short), and it means your muscles experienced tiny tears as they rose to the challenge you gave them during the workout. During the repair process that follows, they’ll become stronger. With that kind of muscle soreness, which usually disappears within a few days, a light workout—a gentle walk, bike ride or swim followed by some stretching, for example—may actually ease some of the muscle tension and tenderness you feel; doing yoga can help, too. Sometimes putting sore muscles back into action actually helps them feel better because it enhances blood flow to the muscles, which can help with the repair process. If you can’t stomach the thought, another option is to do exercises that target muscles that aren’t sore—perhaps by doing light strength-training exercises for your core or upper body if your legs are achy. But if you’re experiencing deep pain, if a particular muscle is sore to the touch, or if your range of motion is limited because of the pain, you may be better off taking at least a day or two off. In that case, gently stretch the sore muscles, take warm baths, and use a foam roller to try to ease tightness in the muscle. (By using a foam roller and your own body weight, you can massage tight muscles and connective tissue and increase blood flow to the area.) If the soreness persists or interferes with your natural mobility, consult a doctor. The last thing you want to do is make a true injury worse because that will sideline you for longer and interfere with your ability to function in everyday life.

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Jul 19, 2015 6:49pm
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Will note. I try to do full body. So like today my shoulders and abs are a bit sore. My legs were sore last night but okay.

Is starting 2 days a week and upping to 3 okay or do people generally go harder faster?

19 Jul
2 days a week is not realy enough to get results but you need your body making woking out an habit. Would say that if you do full body then, you need at least to wait till all your muscle groups to be ready for the next workout. This phase is called "surcompensation" in french. That mean that your body got ready for a more intense "stress or shock". Then your next workout will be the more efficient you can get. As you begin, that's the way i would work for 4-6 weeks then, after that, you'll feel it. Listen...
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