Working out with muscle pulls

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Dec 10, 2015 2:08 AM GMT
    I've noticed something with myself that I think is interesting and wondered if others have the same experience. Sometimes I'll pull a muscle, but I'm pretty good about reading my body, generally. But for example, the last couple of days I have felt a little soreness in my right shoulder blade. I did spin class on Monday, skipped working out yesterday, and then today I was debating if I should swim or not. I ended up swimming laps and also doing a spin class. My shoulder actually feels better now that I have worked out. Anyone else experience this? That sometimes if you workout when you feel stiffness/soreness, you will actually feel better?
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    Dec 10, 2015 8:55 PM GMT
    Swimming usually helps me when I get a pull due to something else.
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 10, 2015 9:11 PM GMT
    Seems like every week or two I'm adding a new stretching exercise to my warmup routine. I think if you're talking about a minor pull, warming the blood and stretching the muscle will help it but it's a judgement call. Tendons and ligaments are a different thing altogether.