I started L1D1 on Monday. It is now Wed, and after work when i get home, I’m going to have to do L1D2… and I am *still* sore from Monday. I’m moving really slow right now; my thights are sore from squats, and my arms still feel weak.
Does it get better? Will I always be sore, since I’ll always be (hopefully) progressing in levels?
Sounds like my first week. Nope, you won’t be like this. Day 1 is rough, and usually an easy warm-up/stretch before starting day 2 will help a lot (my first week, I started day 2 and the first round was rough, every other one was better). I usually find a wall or chair and do some standing push-ups, just to get my muscles use to the motion. With pull-ups, I hang from the bar (with feet on the ground) to stretch the arm muscles. Squats is just doing 1 or 2 every minute or so and some other leg stretches.
So…. long and short, it will be better starting next week and definitely by week 3.
I was very sore for the second workout when I started. In fact, as I have gotten a little older, the soreness seems to be more prevelent two days after the activity.
I’m not sure of any research related to the physiology of this, but I remember being sore the very evening after the first, back to school workout in college. This usually was resolved by the next afternoon.