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Common Exercise Pains at the Gym

Joining a new gym can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. There are new people to meet, equipment to use, and exercises to learn. Many people are so focused on the exciting happenings in a new gym that they overlook one important aspect - exercise pains.

Many beginners may not even know that exercise pains and sore muscles are a normal occurrence while working out regularly. We are going to discuss a few different types of exercise pains and ways to help reduce them.

Types of Exercise Pains

Exercise pains are often related to muscle soreness after muscles are fatigued. They can often be felt after completing a strenuous workout. The severity differs depending on the type of workout, duration, etc. These pains can range anywhere from mild to severe.

New To Working Out Pains

If we are moving our bodies in new ways, we may experience some aches within the next day or so after exercising. This is because our bodies are not accustomed to moving in these new ways or we are not used to using those specific muscles. Over time, these exercise pains may diminish as our bodies get used to moving in new ways.

Upping The Weight

Similar to the exercise pains that arise when we first begin working out, there can be associated pains if our exercises become more intense. If we increase the weights on our exercises or begin running longer distances we may start to notice some more pains and soreness after our workouts for a short period.


If we have a prior injury we may experience some pains after exercising as well. It’s important, especially if prone to injury, to consult a professional when starting a new workout routine.

Those experiencing muscle pains from exercising due to past injury should refer to the NJ Institute for Pain Relief to find ways to exercise bearably. There are ways to incorporate pain management in our workout routines.

Incorrect Form Pain

Performing exercises correctly and using the correct form is imperative while working out. Many ongoing exercise pains and sore muscles can be attributed to incorrect form which leads to injury. Finding a professional to show us the ropes can help eliminate the chance of muscle pain from incorrect form.

How To Diminish Exercise Pains

There are a few ways to help relieve exercise soreness and pains. Drinking enough water and staying hydrated can help reduce muscle soreness after exercising. Ensuring we are performing exercises correctly and using thef correct form will also help alleviate pains. Doing a new exercise, adding heavier weights, and running longer distances should all be done in small increments to help decrease the amount of soreness and exercise pains.

Those new to the gym often make the mistake of working out every single day, 7 days a week. In reality, utilizing rest days can help prevent muscle pains and soreness. Giving your body a break to recuperate is essential in creating a healthy workout routine.

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