Wednesday, April 21, 2010

clearly i need to stength train

b/c I am so gosh darn sore from yesterday.....lordy lordy, how could i work out cardio so much and it seems to NOT do a thing for my muscles ??? please explain. i promise i am going to get some sort of strength in my week.


  1. It's weird... isn't it? I started going to Bodypump class once every couple of weeks and was so sore. Now that I go once every week, I am starting to feel stronger! You'll get there! Just keep up with it girl!

  2. If I remember correctly, when you strength train (especially if you go to muscle failure) you are causing micro tears in your muscle fibers and the rebuilding of these muscle fibers is what helps you gain strength. Generally in cardio we are not tearing those muscle fibers, so no soreness and no strength gain, just aerobic gain. If I am wrong on this, someone will presumably correct me, but this is what I was told by my trainer years ago.

    Also, my opinion is that you should lift your weights slowly, positive count to 10, negative count to 10. this way you are lifting the true weight instead of using momentum to work for you. The second benefit to this is once you've found the right weight to lift you only have to do one set to failure (no more than 13 reps, then it's too light), as opposed to say three sets of 8. yeah! Slow and steady wins the race.

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