28 Jan '13, 5pm

LOVE this smart post! Soreness one of many fitness myths that mess with our mind & results “@50by25: via @RefineMethod”

LOVE this smart post! Soreness one of many fitness myths that mess with our mind & results “@50by25: via @RefineMethod”

"Sorry, I'm going to answer your question with a long-winded statement :) While I totally understand the natural inclination to associate soreness with a good workout, soreness is actually not a sign of much of anything and one of the biggest fitness myths out there. Check out our blog for a convo on the topic. New movements that you haven't performed or haven't performed in a while, increasing your weight and eccentric movements (this is the lowering phase of an exercise, like lowering the weight in a biceps curl) will all make you more sore, but that is not a sign of fat loss, calories burned or strength gains. I know its gratifying to feel an area you want to change sore, but sadly that doesn't mean you are changing that area--its just one of those things, not "spot toning." In fact, high repetition/low weight exercises (think barre classes) are one of the biggest contr...

Full article: http://www.50by25.com/2013/01/weekend-roundup-why-sorenes...

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