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"Good" Pain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_onset_muscle_soreness "Bad" Pain: It is hard to quantify. But for me, when you hurt the muscle or ligaments, it feels more stiff. It is a lot more sore in a way that will make you flinch when touched, and you will try very hard not to put any significant strain on the muscle. For example, just this morning ...


To elaborate further on @rrirower, I think that it means that your body is no longer stressed as intensely as it was when you begun doing the exercise. You've probably gained or 'toned' muscle to help you with your routine. Adding more muscle mass does tend to add a little weight, but you will definitely lose some body fat as well. The lack of soreness ...


The only way to know if you've lost weight is to actually measure your weight. The fact that you're no longer experiencing pain does not equate to weight loss. As you've said, it simply means that your body is adapting to the exercise stress it has been under. Keep up the good work, and you will lose weight.

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