Why do I have to wait to lift weights?
August 17, 2005 9:50 AM Subscribe
Everybody always says I need to wait a day or two after lifting weights in one muscle group before doing it again in order to "let the muscles heal". But what if I don't wait? Will I damage my body?
posted by Moral Animal to Health & Fitness (14 answers total)
I treat my weight-lifting more as an adapted cardio - I do it rapidly with light weights and I'm never sore afterwards. I would like to lift every day and I don't understand why this would be bad other than everyone telling me "the muscles have to heal". But I don't feel like I'm damaging them at all. And if I do, won't they heal on their own?