Muscle Soreness vs Pain
In order for your body to create stronger muscles, your body has to break them down and rebuild those muscles which will cause some muscle soreness or discomfort. This will usually last from one day to three days after your workout and of course, everyone's pain tolerance is different and has a different threshold, but exceeding that threshold can result in pain.
There are signs that you can look for to tell if it is healthy muscle soreness or if it is a possible injury.
😊Goes away in 1 to 3 days
😊Improves with stretching
😊Sitting still increases soreness or stiffness
😠Sharp pain within the joints or muscles, during or after exercise
😠Movement makes the pain worse
😠Last longer than seven days
😠Pain does not go away after rest
Check out this article by Move Forward that will explain in more details and make sure you check out their chart to help you out in the future.
Knowing the difference between muscle soreness and pain will help you prevent injury.
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Two Running Form Pet Peeves
I think I am going to keep it short and sweet this morning!
There are so many components to our running form, I spoke about one, the arm swing a couple of weeks ago and this week I just want to briefly break down two that you should be considering.
Don’t pound or stomp the feet. - You want to think light and quite, if your stride sounds like a herd of buffalo then you are hitting the ground too hard. We already are putting a major impact on our bones, joints, and muscle from running you are not helping it out any by striking those feet so hard. Lighten it up, guys.
Keep those shoulders down and back. - When you tense up those shoulders, you are not only tightening up those muscles unnecessarily but you are also affecting your posture, which will affect your running form.
These are two of my top pet peeves, besides the arm swing, when it comes to our running forms. Check out this article by Runners World that will give you some more tips.
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