Can You Have Success without Pain?
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
OK, so now that I have your #attention. I would like to address the elephant in the room.
A good #workout is not determined by how #sore you are after the workout. That is a “Fitness Folktale”! Just because you are not experiencing some muscle soreness after you workout doesn't mean it wasn’t a good workout. #Athletes have the tendency to relate a good workout to be associated with not being able to walk after a leg day. If everyday looks like Bambi first learning to walk, you are probably over doing it.
Your body is a remarkable machine. It will adjust to the new demands you set place on it. The sore feeling after a workout is called DOMS, which stands for Delay Onset Muscle Soreness. DOMS is the pain or stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after strenuous #exercise or unfamiliar activity. It usually lasts about 24-72 hours.
So how do I know if I am having a quality workout? Bingo! You will know when you have a quality workout by measuring 5 things.
How to measure my #workout:
RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion)
Exact Heart Rate
Quality over Quantity
Increase in Hunger
If you always feel like you can’t walk or can't feel your body, be careful you could be causing more harm than good. You could be over-training and not giving yourself the adequate #recovery time your body needs.
Do me a favor and just listen to your body!
As always, commit, chase, and conquer!