Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

Why does post-workout soreness occur?

People who lift weights on a regular basis know the feeling well. The pain often manifests twelve to twenty four hours after a heavy or intense workout. It affects all or nearly all of the major muscle regions that were used during the heavy workout… And the pain can be intense, too!

Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) or post-workout soreness is exceedingly common in the bodybuilding world. There are even “spray on” painkillers for people who can’t stand going about their day with stiff muscles. Many pop oral painkillers to eliminate the feeling but usually, the pain stays as long as it wants to.

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Bodybuilding – Developing Killer Motivation

Bodybuilding – Developing Killer Motivation

How can you develop the unstoppable motivation of pro bodybuilders?

Bodybuilding is anything but easy. To say that anyone can succeed with bodybuilding is a myth because not everyone has the genes and more importantly, the motivation to succeed in this type of sport/physical activity.

It’s not enough to have the height advantage or naturally large muscle cells to succeed in bodybuilding. You need the steel-clad motivation and willpower to sustain the effort.

Without these two elements, you’re not going to last very long. I’ve seen many promising bodybuilders eventually quit because they could no longer find satisfaction or meaning in what they did.

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Genes and Bodybuilding

Genes and Bodybuilding

Your own DNA is a big factor when it comes to determining your natural performance and the results that you can expect to receive with specific exercises. Of course, we can’t do anything about your own genes. Genes and bodybuilding go together like so many pebbles in a tide.

What we can do is work with your genes and bodybuilding to maximize your potential.

Personally, I have seen budding bodybuilders who simply have to “smell” a few dumbbells to enhance the shape and mass of their biceps and triceps. Although, their bodies would only allow their chest muscles to develop to a certain degree.

If they wanted more mass and more distinct striations on their chests, they needed to exert two or three times more effort. On the flip side, there are bodybuilders who barely exert effort to make their chests bigger but no matter how hard they worked, they can only manage small gains to make their hips flare out properly.

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