So you want a little too hard in spin class? Here's how to recover. 

By Stacey Colino
December 01, 2016

You’ve been too busy with obligations to get to the gym. You try to makeup for that with one massive Saturday session that includes a challenging spin class and an intense interaction with the stair-climber. The next day, you’re paying for it. “As your muscles repair themselves, inflammation occurs and impinges on the nerves surrounding the muscles, causing pain,” says Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., the chief science officer for the American Council on Exercise. Although slight soreness is typically a sign that your muscles have been stressed and will get stronger with adequate recovery time, it doesn’t make walking any easier. 

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