Why Do My Muscles Become Sore a Day After Exercising?
If you guessed lactic acid, you’re wrong. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain or discomfort often felt 24 to 72 hours after exercising and subsides generally within 2 to 3 days. Once thought to be caused by lactic acid buildup, a more recent theory is that it is caused by tiny tears in the muscle fibers. Since lactic acid disperses fairly rapidly, it could not explain pain experienced days after exercise. Know the facts about muscle. NO PAIN – NO GAIN!
Do You Believe in Muscle Memory?
I believe that people do respond quicker to training after a layoff if they have created a neuromuscular (brain or nervous system to muscle) connection in the past. This allows people to maximize the results because they have the ability to isolate and focus on the appropriate muscle groups during exercise. Not to mention, they may have gained experience with form and technique hence a quicker learning curve.
What Muscle Group Burns the Most Calories?
Legs are the largest muscle group in the body and therefore have the potential to burn the most calories. On another note, one muscle group that is overlooked for most people is the back muscles. They are the second largest muscle group in the body and can also burn a lot of calories. They also add to your V taper, making you look fabulous in a strapless dress!
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