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Is it healthy to exercise a muscle when it's still sore?

Is it healthy or is it damaging to exercise a muscle while it's still sore from a previous workout?
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Using a Foam Roller

Recently a personal trainer recommended I use a foam roller for muscle massage and flexibility. Most research I've done on the web simply states the roller 'massages the muscle' or 'breaks down scar ...
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Reducing tightness in calf and soleus

A few weeks back I strained my soleus and have gradually started building up my exercise levels again. I have noticed after a few days back on full exercise that the muscles in my lower leg (calf and ...
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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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I'm not sore after doing squats. Am I doing something wrong?

I used to squat once, sometimes twice a week and I would get DOMs and soreness everytime, in my glutes, quads and other little muscles in those areas, it would hurt to sit and walk... I have decided ...
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arms (biceps & triceps) are never sore the next day following workout

I do a full body workout (legs, chest, back, biceps, triceps, abs). The next day I always feel a bit sore in general. However, nowhere whenever I train have I felt sore in my biceps or triceps. For ...
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How to ease tight soleus

I'm slowly starting to increase my running frequency (average distance of 5-7km) after a sporadic couple of months with injury. I'm noticing that my calves are always sore and very tight/pumped when ...
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What to do with sore muscles

Say I have done some exercise and the next few days I am rather sore in certain muscles. What is the best thing to do about that? Let them rest (avoid using them)? Use them a lot? Exercise more? Rub ...
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Muscle soreness

I am 18, I have been lifting weights for about a month now - I am quite new to it so I would like to get everything correct before I get into bad habits. When I first started training I was ...
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Does massaging the muscle help relieve delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?

After exercising, I begin to feel pain within my muscles which I've concluded as DOMS, so I wondered if I can massage the pain away. At some point I realised that the muscles just have to recover. But ...
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DOMS: Good or Bad?

DOMS or Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness, everyone who trains regularly has to suffer from it. But very recently I came across an article that says muscle growth isn't at all related to muscle ...
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Why do deadlifts make my obliques sore?

My obliques are sore, I think from PR deadlifts that I did yesterday, because all I did other than that was squats (not PR... rebuilding from a deload), and bench press. I've felt this before, too. ...
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What is the minimum amount of time someone might need for muscles to recover?

I know there have been answers to this question, but I'm looking for something specific. The workout has just been completed. Now, what is the minimum amount of time required for the muscle group ...
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DOMS and other Side Effects from Bicycling

Am I right that Bicycling causes less DOMS, soreness and similar negative side-effects than other forms of cardio exercise? (For similar cardio results). What are the main negative side effects of ...
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Why do muscles get sore after workouts?

Why do muscles get sore after working them hard? I notice this especially when I just start working out after not working out for a while.
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