Myth Buster: No Pain = No Muscle Gain?
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Great myth this week! Although SOME “Delayed onset muscle soreness” may be associated with hypertrophy and training with heavier loads, it is NOT absolutely necessary for growth.
*To review: Growing muscle results from many stimuli, some include: increasing load placed on the muscle (especially during eccentric contractions), REPEATED BOUTS OF TRAINING and CUSTOMIZED NUTRITION TAILORED TO HYPERTROPHY.
*As you increase the amount of LOAD and train more frequently at new angles, our muscles may feel sore. However, even if you do not feel delayed soreness, the muscle tissue is still repairing and growing, especially if training is repeated, relatively heavy and couples with proper nutrition)
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