Wednesday, September 26, 2012

great workout, I'm so sore!

"I had such a great workout! I'm so sore!"

<That's my "Snarls Barkley" Face...>

Soreness DOES NOT equal "Great Workout"!

What soreness typically indicates:
  • Added variety in workout (new stimulus = new muscles worked = soreness)
  • Poor recovery... think post workout nutrition, sleep, stress, etc.
  • Too much work?... believe it or not there's a point of diminishing returns when it comes to training.
  • Pain walking up and down stairs. 
What soreness DOES NOT indicate:
  • "Great Workout"
  • Progress
  • Muscle
  • Awesomeness
  • Job Promotion
I liked this quote from Pavel via Power to the People...
"Never interpret soreness or stiffness as signs of progress. And do not get hung up in variety for variety's sake.  Stick to the basics... It is possible to achieve spectacular results with a very abbreviated program, as long as one pays attention to details..."

Capisce? Cool. Ready, break! <group hand clap>

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