No pain, only gains. Why you need to exercise smarter, not harder
We have all heard the term, "no pain, no gain" when referring to exercise. If you aren't sweaty, exhausted, and have Jell-O legs at the end of a workout, then you didn't work hard enough, right? Wrong.
That sore, tired, torn feeling we get in our muscles the day or days after a challenging work out is called DOMS, or delayed-onset muscle soreness. This is often where people believe they are making the most progress, physically.
True or false?
Soreness is due to lactic acid buildup in the muscles
Soreness is caused by microscopic tears in the muscles
Being sore after exercise means we are building muscles
if you work through the sore days , you will get better results.
Julie is the program director and head personal trainer at Ageless Fitness. She focuses on wellness and health education with her clients and encourages the process of creating programs to be individual and informative