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Yoga the Next Day after Heavy Lifting

Greetings everyone,

I was wondering if I hit the gym the day before and decided to do some yoga today, would I be more sore than I already was after?

I lift and run there 3x a week (MWF) and usually feel every workout pretty good the following day. I decided to adopt yoga to help increase flexibility and potentially prevent injuries.

Give it a try. If you don’t push yourself too hard, doing yoga should actually make you recover better rather than worse.

If you’re not used to some of the positions, you’ll experience DOMS the first few sessions, I’m sure. But other than that, it’ll help recovery in the long run.