NO PAIN, NO GAIN — UNLESS IT'S AN ACTUAL INJURY

We’ve heard it for years: “no pain, no gain.” It’s a nice saying, but is it really the motto to lớn follow in your workout program? Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer David H.

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Williams says “no.” If “no pain, no gain” is your motto at the gym, you could be setting yourself up for serious injury. “People need to lớn understand within their toàn thân what pain is,” said Williams. “There’s a difference between discomfort & pain.” and often times, pain is a symptom of more than a hard workout—it indicates an injury. Is there such a thing as a “good sore” during a workout? It’s possible, says Williams. For example, if you are working to build strength and endurance in your legs with a squat workout, you may experience some burning in your muscles during exercise. That burn is the lactic acid moving out of the muscles and the feeling should go away 30 seconds to lớn one minute after you stop exercising. According to Williams, this is the only size of pain during a workout that is acceptable & sometimes even necessary. Long-lasting pain or soreness for days after a workout is unnecessary & can lead khổng lồ overtraining and injury. “You don’t have khổng lồ have pain to lớn get results,” said Williams.

Another misconception about pain during a workout is that if you experience pain during exercise, you simply need lớn work through it. What you really need to vì chưng is lớn rest those muscles, said Williams. “Resting is just as important as the workout itself, and is the only way to ensure your muscles are ready khổng lồ go the next time you hit the gym.” Pain and Exercise FAQs

When is pain a red flag? If you experience sharp, acute pain that occurs quickly, rather than gradually building during your workout, lượt thích the burn from lactic acid, or if your pain lasts for days after exercise, that’s a warning sign to lớn stop your workout out and seek medical attention. Choosing lớn push through your pain can increase the severity of an injury and the last thing you want to experience during your fitness journey is an injury that sets you back for days, weeks or even months.

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What is the measure of a good workout? Rather than judging your daily exercise by how sore you are the next day, there are other means of tracking your progress. What’s the best way to measure a good workout? “Quantify it,” said Williams. During a weightlifting workout, for example, keep track of how much weight you are lifting with each exercise & how many repetitions you complete. The next time you are doing the same exercise aim to đứng đầu those numbers. How do you know you’ve reached your limit? You don’t have to experience pain to lớn know you’ve reached your limit. When posture và technique become compromised due to fatigue, it’s time to lớn give it a rest. “Anything that puts your toàn thân in a compromised position where it could get hurt is a sign it’s time khổng lồ stop,” said Williams. The best way lớn be sure you are maintaining proper posture và technique during your workout is khổng lồ work with a professional fitness trainer who can spot a breakdown in form & posture during your workout. Muscle shaking & nausea are other physical indicators that you’ve reached your max for the day. It is also important lớn communicate with your trainer & let him or her know what kind of pain you might be experiencing. When it comes down to it, just “be smart,” said Williams. For information about Professional Training at Cooper Fitness Center, click here. Article provided by Cooper Aerobics sale and Communications.


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