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Good Pain vs. Bad Pain

Mild discomfort is part of the exercise process, and is necessary for the improvement of performance and physique.

The Burn is good pain. It should be short-lived and during the exercise only.

Fatigue after a workout should leave you exhilarated, but not exhausted. Fatigue that lasts days means you have been excessively challenged and your muscles and energy stores are not being replenished properly. Chronic fatigue is referred to as “over-training” and is not good.

Soreness is common, especially for muscles that have not been exercised for long periods of time, or when you perform an exercise you are not accustomed to. Soreness typically begins within a few hours, but peaks two days after exercise. This is referred to as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and is normal when beginning a new fitness program.

Bad Pain – Usually caused by the improper execution of an exercise. Nothing should really “Hurt”. Immediately notify me and/or a physician of any sharp or sudden pains, swelling, or any unnatural feelings in your joints or ligaments.

It is recommended to perform each exercise with NO WEIGHT to familiarise yourself with the movement pattern, and to mentally and physically prepare you for the tasks ahead. Warming up is a crucial part of injury prevention and prepares your body for exercise by lubricating your joints.

Notify me of any extreme soreness that may occur. Mostly, it’s counter-productive to train through soreness.

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