Wait A Minute! I’m not sore!!!

Today’s post is a reminder that you don’t have to feel sore after a workout. You can be getting stronger and healthier whether you feel delayed onset muscle soreness or not (DOMS—the muscle pain you feel 12-48 hours after exercise). This Today Show video discusses the DOMS myth and other fitness myths. It’s a great summary.

I rarely feel sore after I do pilates (and when I do feel sore it usually comes after I do a beginner workout). I’m rarely sore, but I am strong and I get better and better at the exercises. Sometimes I take a few steps back, but generally speaking I see improvement.

So the question you should be asking, is not Am I getting sore? But, Am I getting Strong?


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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