What is the deal with muscle pain?


07-05-2017 -

Everybody knows: you have trained hard and after a day you'll be rewarded with muscle pain. Sometimes you have trained hard and there is little or no muscle pain. Then you start doubting, did I train heavy enough, was it intensely enough, did it make any sense?

As we all know, small lacerations occur in the muscle fibers during a workout. During the recovery of these lacerations the muscles also grow so they become stronger and bigger. This is experienced as muscle pain 24 to 48 hours after the workout.

If we do not feel any muscle pain we are in doubt. Have I trained enough?

Fortunately, no muscle pain does not automatically mean not trained properly. We all experience muscle pain differently some may feel it very clearly while others almost experience nothing and this may also differ per muscle group. In addition, the type of exercise plays a role and how often you have done a certain exercises.

So if you have trained hard, no muscle pain does not imply that your muscles will not become stronger. Conversely, muscle pain does not automatically mean that your muscles become stronger. Your body needs good nutrition through proteins, carbohydrates and good fats to help the muscles recover and become stronger. If you don’t do this, injuries could occur.

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