3. Get used to training
When you start to workout more than usually, or starting up a new form of training, you should train regularly so that your body slowly gets used to the changes. Start by training for a short time each time at low intensity.
Do you experience pain after training?
If you aren’t used to training, you will be tender and tight in your muscles in the beginning. These are training pains that arise because you are using your body in a dierent way than usual. Tenderness after training isn’t dangerous, but just a sign to indicate that your body has been working hard. Nevertheless, tender muscles are also a signal to the body that it needs to become stronger.
Good training pains
The good pains are, in fact, the pains and tenderness that should be there when you have trained. That’s why they are called “good training pains”.
Bad training pains
If you’re experiencing pain after training it can feel like it is cutting, burning, stinging or aching. If you have overburdened your muscles and joints, your joints can also swell up. The bad pains are those you must not get in connection with your training.
If you have bad pains before training, these should not be provoked further when training.
Joint pains should disappear again
You can certainly experience a little pain in your joints after training without this being a sign of an injury or overburdening. But such pains should disappear within a few hours of training. If they don’t, you have most likely overburdened your joints.
What should you do if you experience muscle or joint pains after training?
Train for a shorter time or at lower intensity next time and perhaps involve some rehab exercise with the training until the worst of the pain has gone.