Back muscle aches due to Zumba

Philippines
November 28, 2012 7:45am CST
I don't know if its normal, but my back aches a lot, especially at the wing area down to the lower back. I do about 10 minutes of stretching and warm up before I get on the grooves, but I still get body aches. It's not at a disturbing level, though, but I'm just concerned that there may be something wrong in what I'm doing. Please advise, zumbalovers.
4 responses
• Canada
29 Nov 12
Is this your first time doing Zumba? If this is your first time, try to do it lightly and slowly. The warm up and stretching are very important. It prepares your muscle, loosen it up ahead of time, and get the blood flows. You can continue doing Zumba, but the part where the hip moves, try to do it slowly. Usually the first timer always makes us sore. So nothing to worry, keep continue and your muscle will get use to it. The sore means your muscle is working and it is a good thing. But if it is still continue, not a sore anymore but a more like a back ache, then I can suggest to do yoga. Rest from Zumba for a while, do yoga instead. Some yoga position really good for your back.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
I've started for about 2 weeks now. I also do pilates on some days. Do you think the mix was bad?
• Canada
30 Nov 12
Any exercise is good. Pilates is also very good. Maybe you just have to much fun with Zumba, and you move quickly. Do your pilates for core, it will strenghthen your back as well.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
Zumba can really get you moving all over. I like dancing and Zumba is just perfect.
@Anne18 (11036)
17 Dec 12
I hope your back feels so much better now, it is normal for your muscles to ache after excerise espically if the excerise is new ot you. I know when I started doing the wii fit plus my muscles ached for a while, its because we are using muscles that we haven't really used for ages and they need ot get back into the practice of being used again. BUT.. please don't give up doing the excerise as it is very good for you and them ore you use the muscles the less they will ache in the long run
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
Yeah, I noticed that as the weeks go by, the muscle aches slowly fades away. I no longer feel aching on my legs, just a little more on my lower back.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
How long have you been doing this? Usually body aches happen when you have just gotten started with your exercise. The aches gradually disappears as time goes on. Try having a body massage once in a while in order to soothe your tired body. Zumba is supposed to be dancing only and should not cause that much pain to the body.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
I just started, yes. I do hope it'll disappear soon, as my body gets used to the routine. I do 30minutes to an hour, depending on the CD I use. A massage does sound right. I will try to get one over the weekend.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
29 Nov 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well i can understand how much pain u must be experiencing after the stretching and daily moves. I think this happens with most of us initially and we should never think that if we give up then it will be OK. Rather we should continue our practice so that we can overcome that pain in the coming days. Whenever a new dance form or any sport or any exercise is started these types of pain are very common. So u stay chilled out and do not stress yourself much. What say?
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
I guess so. BUt I will just rest it out for the weekends, and resume dancing on Monday. Besides, I still have tons to do in the house.