Signs Your Muscles are Too Sore to Workout

Muscle sore

When you workout intensely, it causes micro-tears in your muscles and you feel sore. The process is known as delayed onset muscle soreness, (DOMS), and is common after hard workout sessions. While you may want to continue with your power sessions to be in shape but not allowing ample time for your muscles to rest can be harmful. So here are the signs that show your muscles are too sore to work out and you need to rest!

Getting up in the morning is very hectic

If it’s hard for you to get out of bed in the morning and if there is difficulty in sitting down it’s a clear symbol that your body needs more time to rest.

Walking up the stairs is not easy

Many times climbing up the stirs also gets painful which means the body needs to cool down for some days. During this time try low-intensity workouts like walking or swimming, which can help speed up the recovery.

You are addicted to pain reliever

It is important not to get addicted to pain reliever medicines just to keep doing the workouts. If you need to take it quite often, you haven’t given your muscles enough time to recover.  Always remember recovering muscle pain is necessary and should not be taken lightly.

Having pain in one spot

Muscle sore

When there is an excessive pain in a particular muscle, it’s your body telling you to hold off on exercising those muscles as it can be a sign of injury.

Urine color is dark and muscles are swollen

It could be a sign of rhabdomyolysis, a rare but life-threatening condition. This is mainly caused by body breaking down muscles and releasing myoglobin and creatine kinase into the bloodstream, which can even damage the kidney.