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It's called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), and is a natural consequence of changing either intensity or volume on anything you are doing. It's temporary, and once you get used to the new regular workload you won't get it anymore. It has no effect on your ability to train or carry any risk of injury. It's simply uncomfortable. A little ...


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Untrained muscles are not conditioned to doing hard work. It's really that simple. The more hard work you do, the more conditioned your musculature and supporting systems are to doing hard work. People who have physical jobs have muscles that are trained to do their jobs. If that involves carrying heavy objects from one place to another, digging, ...


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DOMS is an inflammatory reaction due to eccentric overload and structural alteration (ref). DOMS is distinct from an acute strain. It can be treated symptomatically as an inflammatory process (ibuprofen, cold, massage). It's also been observed that high-speed, rapid concentric muscular contractions may provide relief (same ref). Anecdotally, I support this ...


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Honestly, I think you need to start working out more consistently. Every 2 to 5 days is not consistent and if you expect to get results from that, you probably won't. Strength training and muscle gain both require a lot of commitment to both your workout/training and your diet. It varies from person to person but expect 45 to 60 minute high intensity ...


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The only preparatory work that somebody might want to do before starting a beginner strength training program is gaining the necessary flexibility and awareness needed for maintaining form on some exercises. Areas that in some people require a bit of preparatory work are: Shoulder flexibility for overhead work or bar positioning during the back squat ...


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What aerobic exercise do you do? What exercises get you heart rate within target range for 20+ min. My guess would be a lack of general fitness. If your heart and lungs aren't strong enough to get oxygenated blood to your muscles, then you wont be able to build strength as effectively. No, I virtually never see "medical practitioners." I certainly ...


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Unless you are depressed to the point where you just don't work out at all, or don't try, I am not aware of any negative that depression has on the effects of working out, at least by itself. Most of the studies around show that exercise has a beneficial effect on depression and can help alleviate/prevent depressive bouts. Where you might be getting an ...


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I am unable to add comments as i do not have enough reputation , but i am still able to answer. Weird. Anyway, I wanted to add that if you would specify your results plus your age , height and weight and your experience, it could help to answer your question. Hardly this is your case, but it is possible to be near your genetic limits. ...



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