January 30, 2014 3:20 pm
Several newish members in our programs have approached me and stated with a sly grin that they were “really sore” and wanted to know when it would go away.
Well the honest answer is probably NEVER. Now I must qualify that answer. Yes that extreme soreness that people have who haven’t trained in a long time or ever for that matter will definitely go away. But soreness, no that will probably stay with you just like that long time friend that you just can’t seem to get away from but you wish you could.
However, if you keep up with your daily training regimen, you won’t continue to have that feeling that you want to curse your coaches every time you try and walk up or even down stairs or when you lower yourself to sit on the toilet and your legs and butt muscles are screaming at you wondering why in the world you are doing this thing you call “exercise” to them.
If you aren’t feeling some level of soreness then you just aren’t working hard enough during class. The soreness I’m talking about now is the pleasant (call me crazy if you will that I like it) feeling in your body that you are a bit achy but letting you know that you are very much alive.
Learn to enjoy that feeling. As you get used to it it will be a constant reminder that you are doing right for yourself. That ache other than the lactic acid is also your muscles getting small tears from the workout. That is how you body changes. Once your muscles get tiny tears from the stress of the workout, your body will naturally adapt, heal and become a better, fitter version of yourselves.
So the next time you crawl out of bed in the morning give yourself a pat on the back and know that that image staring back at you in the mirror looks better then it did yesterday.
Better and better people,
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This post was written by Stan Beck