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What is the best way to work through the soreness you get after you start lifting weights?
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Nicole Bressler
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In brief: Stretching
Stretching is very helpful for keeping your muscles from getting tight.
It is a good idea to warm up a little before you stretch. You can do so before your workout & after. Drink plenty of water to flush out the metabolites (ex lactic acid) that are created when your muscles are making energy to move. These can cause soreness.

In brief: Stretching
Stretching is very helpful for keeping your muscles from getting tight.
It is a good idea to warm up a little before you stretch. You can do so before your workout & after. Drink plenty of water to flush out the metabolites (ex lactic acid) that are created when your muscles are making energy to move. These can cause soreness.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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