Push-ups question

  • Normanross

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    Feb 19, 2007 3:30 AM GMT
    My entire workouts consisted entirely on swimming until last night when I did push-ups. I didn't do much, just thirty total, but the next day the muscles around my armpits hurt. I stretched them and that helped a bit. The same thing happened several months ago when I tried getting into the habit of doing push-ups. Is this a technique issue or will I grow accustomed to this?
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    Feb 19, 2007 5:28 AM GMT
    It's natural for this to occur.

    The basics of building muscle are that when you exercise a certain muscle, pushing it to exert itself, it creates tiny tears in the muscle (which cause muscle soreness)

    As the muscle heals itself, it makes itself stronger to resist the tearing from happening next time - this causes muscles to grow.

    This is why you will always feel muscle soreness after you exert muscles that you haven't put into practice before. It is also why it is so important to get adequate rest days in between workouts.

    Hope this helps
    Coops
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    Feb 19, 2007 11:34 AM GMT
    whenever you start thats always the case. for me whenever i start over after a break for whatever reason (sickness, travel), I get sore the first time or so.
  • Normanross

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    Feb 22, 2007 2:50 AM GMT
    Thanks guys! Ya'll were right, the pain is gone.

    Cheers!