You Don’t Have to Be Crippled for Days to Have Had a Good Workout
I’ve always enjoyed being active and exercising.
However, very often, I just didn’t do anything.
The number of gym memberships I never used is quite scary.
I was too lazy, couldn’t be bothered, and just didn’t make it a priority.
Yes, I was playing golf as much as I could, but after the round I would refuel so much, that when it comes to weight loss, I definitely didn’t reap the benefits of the walk.
So whenever I did venture to the gym, went to a class or worked out with a personal trainer, I was crippled for days afterwards, which in turn prevented me to workout again, and didn’t really entice me to go for some more punishment.
Which in turn, made consistency non-existent. And in turn, I didn’t get the results I was hoping for.
No pain, no gain is definitely not true.
Of course, if I hadn’t worked out for a while, I was expecting to feel muscles that hadn’t worked for a while, and a bit stiff.
However, not crippled.
DOMS (delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) is definitely something that exist, and I expect to feel some of it after a workout. It’s also an important part of muscle change and strengthening.
But not to a level that I can’t walk, sit, get up the stairs, or just don’t want to go and have my next workout a few days later.
For me, it’s all about starting at a level I work hard, but not crazily hard, and then progress from there.
And then there are days, where I feel blah, and need to adapt the session accordingly.
Listening to my body has been a learning curve. But especially after injury, there was just no choice.
Consistency and regularity of exercise, is more important that massive pain to achieve gain.
It’s the only way to get long lasting results.
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