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Legs sore after starting treadmill. Should I continue or wait? [duplicate]

Today is Wednesday, and last Saturday I started using a treadmill (I'm 5'11' and weigh about 210 lb). Since I'm just starting out, I know my body needs to get used to it. After jogging for 30 minutes ...
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Is it safe to do light Plyometrics even though lower calves are sore [duplicate]

Here's my routine Plyometrics 20 jumping jacks 40 ghost jump ropes (I don't use real rope) 60 jogging steps I interleave 4 sets of Plyometrics between three sets of weight-training. Lower calves ...
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Should I exercise when my muscles are aching?

I exercised for the first time in a long time yesterday. This is what I did: 500 jumping jacks at moderate pace 100 jumping jacks at fast pace 10 min of running in place at moderate pace 100 ...
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Calf muscle recovery time when adapting to forefoot/barefoot running?

I've been adjusting to forefoot/barefoot running for a couple months now. I keep extending my distance or increasing my speed or improving my form. Consequently, my calves have been staying sore for ...
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Treating Lower Back Soreness resulting from exercise

I started working out again (P90X Lean) about 2 weeks ago and after the 3rd day my lower back was really sore. I figured it was just muscle soreness so I continued excercise the 4th day; which made if ...
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Advice on resting muscles

What is the suggested amount of time to rest muscle groups between workouts to prevent injury? I want to tone (improve shapeliness of existing muscle) my body and workout on average 6 times/wk ...
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Should I wait until my muscles are 100% free of any signal of soreness before training for strength again?

I am trying to avoid injuries at all costs while still training for strength. I seem not to have the greatest recovery ability (42 yr male, healthy but unable to sleep more than 6 hours a day on ...
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Optimal method to vary muscle group recruitment?

Currently, I'm exercising 3 days a week (every other day), each day doing 2-3 muscle groups. Currently, my goal is to increase muscle mass. My question is, given my exercise goal, is it better to ...
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Less rest time vs more volume in one workout

Motivated by this thread I wonder if it is beneficial to trade less volume for less rest days. Currently I workout three times a week, every day two muscle groups. For example, wednesday is my chest ...
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Gentle strength building exercises

Untrained 50 year old looking to build strength with the intention preserving muscle while aging, joining a gym soon. Will not get a PT, is looking for 'gentle' exercises. Not willing to suffer much ...