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    Question regarding Ironborn plan

    So, this has been my first time taking working out more seriously in... a while, and as a result I had a couple questions that hopefully you lovely people could assist me with. I am under the impression that the ironborn plan is meant to be completed on a daily basis with no "rest" days, is that correct? In addition, and I assume the answer to this is yes, but is it normal for post workout ache to get worse for a few days following the exercise? I completed day 3 of the plan on Wednesday, and my quads are still aching constantly and feel weakened.

    Many thanks for any and all help, and I look forward to changing my fitness level as it goes!

    #2
    Thraxis Hi. Welcome to The Hive!

    An answer I have often read, is that the programs most often have built-in 'rest days' or have us using different muscle groups/body parts.

    When I started a few months ago (out of shape overweight older male) I was often sore but kept on going. Now, these things that were difficult a few months ago are relatively easy, so we find new exercise methods and change programs and more rep/more weight/work harder for more challenge.

    Stay hydrated, maybe try some of the gentle stretching programs or courses along with Ironborn, if you have time?

    Enjoy your training and fitness journey!

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      #3
      WSMC27 Many thanks for the advice and the welcoming!

      I had noticed that, and the clarification is greatly appreciated. I have been doing the Power Up program along with Ironborn, and will add on some stretching for a cool down as well.

      Cheers, and have a fantastic weekend!

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        #4
        Welcome to the Hive Thraxis In the fitness section is an article about DOMS and rest.

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          #5
          Regarding the workout ache (a.k.a. DOMS - delayed onset muscle soreness)... yes, it tends to go on and get worse a few days after the actual exercise. I tend to have the most aches two days after the workout.
          Feels a bit like the soreness blooms up until the 2nd day and then slowly vanishes. But it's mostly only if you do unused exercises or work out after a longish time of hiatus. If you continue working out on a regular basis these aches won't appear again. Your body will have adjusted to the new demands.

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            #6
            Doms can also be related to/worsened by being low on electrolytes. Potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium. Make sure you are getting a bit extra on these vitamins,as well as being properly hydrated.

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              #7
              'rin Nebulus Andi64 Thank you all so much for the help and information, it is greatly appreciated and has helped clear many things up. I make a point of being properly hydrated as is, and will be sure to include a daily multivitamin as well. Hope to see you all around!

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