5 Days ago I decided to get my life back in order, and become fit by doing a couple of days a week on the gym. I have dumbells, benchpress and curl bars to use.
My workout was something like this -
Basically the workout lasted 20-30 mins.
Afterwards I jumped straight into the pool to cool off. I felt really good all night but when I woke up was a different story.
My arms were very sore the next morning and have been for the last 4 days. The part of my arms that are most sore is the part just above the elbow. I cannot even extend my arms out straight, it hurts like buggery. I am unable to push a mower or hold a grasscutter properly, which is what I've been doing for a living for the past 3 years.
Im here to ask, what would cause this? did I do something wrong? is this always going to happen after gym or will I get used to it?
This is the first time I've ever used a gym aswell.
I'd appreciate all advice.
02-22-2012, 04:30 AM #1
very sore arms after first time on gym
02-22-2012, 04:33 AM #2
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02-22-2012, 05:00 AM #4
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You will experience DOMS pretty much after every workout when you first start out. This can last anywhere up to 6 months before they start becoming relatively rare and you body adjusts.
This still controversy as to exactly how long DOMS can last from a single workout. Common thinking is between 48 and 96 hours whilst others claim the effect can still be present 2 weeks later.
If you still have pain after 5 full days and it’s not showing signs of easing then visit your doc, it's possible (although sounds unlikely) you may have a small tear.Train hard, eat well, get plenty sleep - repeat
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