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Good Muscle Soreness vs. Bad Muscle Soreness

By February 3, 2010

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Many of you who have embarked on a bodybuilding program recently have emailed me about your muscle soreness and whether that is normal or not.

Muscle soreness is a normal part of the recovery process that begins once you finish your bodybuilding workouts.  Muscle soreness is more pronounced at the beginning of your bodybuilding journey since your muscles are not used at all to lifting weights.  That is the reason why it is of utmost importance that you use the right beginning bodybuilding routine.  By doing so, you avoid getting injured or excessively sore.

There are various types of soreness that you need to be aware of.  The key thing is to be able to distinguish between good muscle soreness, which is the one that indicates you had a good workout, and injury type soreness.  For learning how to differentiate between soreness types, please take a look at my Types of Muscle Soreness article, where not only will you learn about the different types of muscle soreness, but also how to minimize them.


February 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm
(1) Dale Crichton says:

Good words, great related articles.We do not live in a moderate society. If one is good, then two are better and 5 are great.
With practice you learn to exercise until you have minor soreness the next day and then it’s gone. If you also do physical work for a living, it’s a lesson that you have to learn.

February 12, 2010 at 10:33 am
(2) Steroids UK says:

To me it would seem the more anabolic state your body is in the faster it manifests. I’ve noticed on cycle I sometimes get the soreness just hours after my workout, when natural it takes a day or two.

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