Why am I so sore?
So if you aren’t following me on FaceBook then you haven’t seen my new Virtual Fit Club that I am doing every Saturday morning. This is a great chance for for people watch different Beachbody programs plus see myself beat myself up in those workouts.
This past weekend I did a workout from RebAbs. It was a lot of fun but it was a workout that my body was not use to and I really pushed myself, then after with it being such a nice day (it finally felt like spring), I decided that it was time for a nice run! And as to top it off it was my 8 week opportunity to give blood at our local ARUP Blood Donation Center.
I felt I was doing good but when I woke up Sunday morning I was sore and not just a little bit, I am talking it is time to for some Icy Hot sore. Yes even me after several years of working out stills gets sore. But what causes the soreness that I was experience?
Before I looked into the what actually caused soreness I always thought it was the lactic acid in the body but to come to find out that lactic acid isn’t what causes the long term soreness in the body and it actually micro-tears in the muscles as the lactic acid is washed out of the body 30-60 minutes after the workout.
So when you workout, or simply over do it with any physical activity you are causing damage to the muscle fiber. This damage to the muscle can become inflamed and this is what causes the soreness. This soreness is not necessarily a bad thing as the muscles will release a chemical irritant, which irritate pain receptors, which increases blood flow to the area which helps with repairing/building the muscles!
When we are doing pretty much any new program we should expect soreness which is one reason you should stick with the schedule that is laid out with the program that you choose, as they are laid out in such a way to let those sore muscle rest and recover!
So the next time you are sore make sure that you are
-Giving those muscle plenty of time to rest
-You are continually giving the muscle a nice massage
-You are Stretching the muscles
-You can apply ice and then heat
-You maintain a proper diet so the body has what it needs to rebuild the muscle including plenty of water.
Saturday Virtual Fit Club
Every Saturday I am doing a workout, so I decided to share! This is an opportunity for everyone to see the different workouts that Beachbody has, and plus you can see that I actually do the workouts and not just talk a lot.
This Saturday we are going to be doing a workout from INSANITY!! Come check it out!! The workout starts at 10 EST/9 CST/8 MST/7 PST and will last roughly an hour. Bring a towel and your water if you want to follow Shaun T, or just check in to see what all the INSANITY is about!!
BeachBody March Deals!!!
There isn’t much more time to take advantage of the March deals!! When they are gone they are gone so Check them out and order ASAP!!!
Upcoming and Past Trainer Chats
- Dan and Rach (Les Mills Combat) – March 18 at 4:00pm
- Debbie Siebers – March 20 at 4:00pm
- Ben Tang – March 21 at 4:00pm
- Tony Horton – March 25 at 6:00pm
- Steve Edwards and Denis Faye – March 28 at 4:00pm
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