3. The Problem With Using Muscle Soreness As A Guide
Muscle soreness tells you if you’ve done more than you can handle.
It tells you if you can handle a little bit more.
It tells you that you’ve recently done something new, different, or that your body wasn’t used to or even ready for.
But, it doesn’t really tell you how well or poorly you’ve performed. It may define quantity more than quality. So be careful there.
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Right and wrong exercise can have the same results.
Wrong exercise may not be good for you in the long run — causing pain, discomfort and injury — but in the short term it can still help you drop weight, shed fat, and build muscle.
In that regard, Biggest Loser works. Crossfit works. Zumba works.
Fit Camps work. Everything works.
And if it’s different enough, you’ll be sore.
Muscle soreness is welcomed sensory feedback.
Just remember, it’s a signal that your muscles are damaged and your performance is compromised. It also means — especially for the beginner — that you’ll be better off helping the healing process through recovery methods, as opposed to continually upping your workout intensity and pushing the envelope. That’s why my clients have rest days, rest intervals and De load sessions.
Muscle soreness is one way of judging your workout. It means something. It just doesn’t mean everything.