Primal XL Nc I highly recommend you consider hiring another coach or trainer with experience in fitness modeling or fitness photo shoots to help you train and prepare if this is your first time. I consider myself to be a pretty well versed coach,
But I’ve never done a photo shoot. If you are serious about getting into the best shape possible, cut out alcohol. There is really no benefit of any kind you will get from consuming these empty calories and carbs in the weeks leading up to the shoot. Plus, hangovers equal bad food choices and crappy workouts or none at all.
Imagine one just finishes their grueling and intense workout and goes home to rest and recover. Primal XLThe very next day they feel a dull and aching pain in the muscle group that they worked out on yesterday, the pain is very intense and it is hard for them to move that muscle group. They think of giving up since the pain is unbearable and think to themselves “Hey why would I want to feel this way every time I workout” and most likely give up on their fitness goals. If you are reading this you may be one of those people that usually give up when they feel that pain known as DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness, however I assure you if you stick and fight through the pain you will grow!
Question: Does Muscle Soreness Equal Muscle?
I truly believe that DOMS or delayed onset muscles soreness does equal muscle growth. I will justify my claim later on, but first lets get started with the science about DOMS and how it equals muscle growth.
What is DOMS?
Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS is the pain and stiffness you feel when your body is under new stress. This stress can be achieved from lifting something your body is not accustomed to. This can be from lifting something heavy or from endurance lifting. If your training correctly and efficiently, you should feel DOMS after each and every grueling workout. The pain and stiffness usually increase in the hours after a workout and then peak around 24-48 hours late. In most cases DOMS is gone within 6-7 days.
Well its quite simple. DOMS is the indicator of microscopic tears in the muscle, these tears occur when one goes to the gym and breaks down the muscle. Remember you do not grow in the gym, you grow at home when you eat, rest and recover! Therefore when you eat, rest and recover the body itself recovers from these microscopic tears and the result is a bigger and stronger muscle.