Question by blaah: is it normal for your hips and ribs to hurt after taking a pilates class?
I took a pilates class for the first time on Tuesday..the day after my hips were hurting real badly.. So I took Wednesday off..
Today my hips were still hurting and my ribs were hurting too..But i sucked it up and took another pilates class..Now my hips and ribs hurt even more so..
is this normal for someone who never took pilates before? will it go away once I get used to it?
Answer by Emily
If you are new to pilates then yes, it is normal. You probably used muscles that hadn’t been worked before or may have stretched muscles that were tight from lack of use. Just take it easy and allow yourself a rest day in between as you work on strength and technique. If you find your muscles are really sore take a nice warm bath and soak in some epsom salts to calm your muscles. Also I would suggest purchasing something called Tiger Balm. It helps relieve muscle pain and you can get it at a health foods store. You also might want to give aromatherapy creams a try.
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