Is It Okay to Work Out If You’re Sore?
The level of discomfort caused by DOMS can depend on how intense your workout is. If you’ve done a lot of squats or presses, your muscles can feel really sore. The good news is you don’t have to skip your next workout if some of your muscle groups aren’t feeling their best.
If you’re feeling extra achy, then you can try using a heat pad or take. Warm bath to ease the discomfort.
But more often than not, DOMS is a counter-intuitive thing. Your sore muscles can actually feel better if you give them a bit of a stretch the next day. While it is tempting to just sit around and do thing, lack of movement can cause your muscles to seize up more. Doing some light movements can help ease the tension on your sore muscles and help them recover quicker.
So you can still workout even if you’re feeling sore. Just remember to lighten the load on your affected muscles and focus on other exercises.