Will I Be Sore After Doing a New Corrective Exercise Menu?

Will I Be Sore After Doing a New Corrective Exercise Menu?

A:  Honest answer.  It depends.

As you begin to integrate new muscle action and neuromuscular integration you may experience brief periods of muscular soreness that is new and unfamiliar to you.  

This is better known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).  This is a normal response when you train muscles that are unaccustomed to a new stimulus and demand.

It is not uncommon to initially feel sore in what I like to call an "awareness of new movements" way after the first few days because you are re-training certain muscle groups that have not been working properly. The degree of soreness will not be debilitating and it definitely will NOT and SHOULD NOT feel like "old-symptomatic or familiar pain".  

If for some reason that does occur it is very important that you contact your Certified Posture Alignment Specialist right away so we can assist you.

In addition, your body is changing, so it may take a little while for your body to get accustomed to its new position. As your body adapts to the new stimulus the feeling of soreness will subside. In my experience, this soreness is more of the "postural aware" variety, meaning, you are aware of new found muscle activation. However, if you are unsure if any type of discomfort is abnormal, please email or call.