When you start training with IQoro it is quite normal that initially you can think that your symptoms are actually getting worse. Examples are that your sensation of something stuck in your throat becomes more pronounced, or that your tongue feels tired.
Some people even feel that they are getting ill; they develop a sore throat but have no fever or other sign of infection. Reflux can be temporarily worse too. What can be causing this?
By far the most common reason is muscle soreness due to training.
What is training soreness?
This phenomenon is correctly known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) and the condition is very well explained on nhs.uk.
Training soreness means that some muscles can feel stiff and tender. They may even feel a little weaker than usual until the pain passes. Training soreness is often most noticeable one to two days after exercising. Usually the condition goes within a week. DOMS is not dangerous.
This sort of ache can appear after any type of muscle training. Exercising your limbs, or stomach muscles can produce this phenomenon. In the same way, neuromuscular training that addresses internal musculature can have the same effect.
Training ache can affect both elite sportsmen and women (think experienced IQoro users) or those who don’t usually train (think IQoro new starters). There is also a difference between training ache and pains that are caused by poor training technique.
This is true for both ‘ordinary’ training and neuromuscular training. When you train with IQoro follow the instructions in the manual, and the videos on our website. If you are unsure if you are training correctly you should get in touch with Customer Service for a more detailed explanation of the optimal training technique and other tips and tricks.
Why do you get muscle ache from training?
Usually you get this type of soreness when you use muscles in a new or intensive or unusual way. The extra load causes the muscles to swell and to feel stiff and sore.
Training ache reduces as one becomes accustomed to the extra exercise and intensity. It isn’t dangerous to continue training whilst still sore, but it can be a good idea to have little lighter sessions for a day or two.
Can you train with IQoro if you have training ache?
Yes, that’s fine. But it is important to take account of the fact that the muscle groups that are aching from exercise get enough time to recover between sessions. In the case of IQoro it is recommended that training sessions should be at least two hours apart.
If you experience muscle soreness from training, it can be a good idea to spread out your sessions as much as possible. If you are usually awake during the daytime then 7am, 2pm and 10pm could be optimal. That way the affected muscles have longer to rest. If your swallowing difficulties are more serious then we would recommend that you always train before mealtimes to activate the swallowing process and make eating easier.
If your muscle soreness is temporarily more severe you may want to shorten your training sessions. Instead of 3 x 10 second pulls three times per day (total 90 seconds), reduce to 3 x 5 second pulls three times per day (total 45 seconds). Thereafter increase your pulls by one second every week until you reach 10 seconds each.
Can you avoid training muscle ache completely when you start training with IQoro?
No, there is no guarantee that you can completely avoid muscle soreness; IQoro creates an intensive neuromuscular training session that stimulates 148 internal muscles. Some of which have not been fully active or functional until now.
But there are some tips that can help reduce the soreness.
The best way to avoid training muscle ache is to increase the session intensity step by step to give your body time to get accustomed to it. And regular training also reduces the risk of soreness.