Its only been about 2 days since my first gymnastics class and all my muscles are extremely sore. Should I still go today even though I'm still this sore?

  • What were the exercises that you performed the first day? Also edit your question to explain about the soreness, if possible. It will help the community understand clearly and give a good answer.
    – Freakyuser
    Sep 12, 2013 at 4:17

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The feeling you are experience is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. It is common for people to experience soreness when they are new to exercise, have restarted after taking a long break, or even are just performing a new movement. It should safe for you to workout again and the soreness will diminish in time.

However, if your pain prevents you from moving, is accompanied by swelling or inflammation, or causes you concern speak with a medical professional.


Yes, go. It's okay to work through soreness. If you're so despairingly sore that you can't lift your arms, don't go to gymnastics, see a doctor.

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