But what drives me nuts more than anything else is when people exercise with improper form and then say “wow I’m so sore today, that was a GREAT workout yesterday!” At the risk of sounding crass and a little harsh, here’s a little newsflash: just because it hurts doesn’t mean it works!!!! Yes it is absolutely true that the day(or two) following resistance/strength training, the muscles worked will feel sore [and should have at least a day of rest before they are used in this capacity again]. This is due to muscle hypertrophy, or the growth and increase in size of the muscle cells. This is a good, healthy thing and is indicative of gains in strength. However, there are PLENTY of other reasons why muscles may be sore the day after a workout. Lifting weights in a way that makes your muscles hurt/ache/feel sore during the exercise itself or after does NOT necessarily mean you’re doing things the right way. Bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and other important parts of the body can be severely injured doing exercises improperly.
Don’t put yourself at risk for injury, don’t be an inefficient exerciser, and don’t be your body’s own greatest risk. Take the time and make the effort to work with a trainer and learn how to do things properly. Your body will thank you!
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