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Does a muscle ache have a negative effect on weight lifting besides being able to lift less?

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Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management

In brief: Usually not

New research is showing that dull/aching pain days after weight lifting does not need to limit the athlete from holding off.
Sharp stabbing pain or exercising the same muscles too soon after lifting to "failure" can be dangerous or counter-productive.

In brief: Usually not

New research is showing that dull/aching pain days after weight lifting does not need to limit the athlete from holding off.
Sharp stabbing pain or exercising the same muscles too soon after lifting to "failure" can be dangerous or counter-productive.
Dr. Aj Rastogi
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