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I cannot tell you how to avoid the pain, only how to reduce it. Generally, I have a much better understanding of such kind of issues after I began doing yoga. I can not repeat what yogis say here. This would just make you laugh: Strange statements like "feel the energy running up from the earth and through all your body". However, when I do what I think ...


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The Romanian deadlift is basically the definition of what you're looking for: loading the hamstrings (and glutes, and spinal erectors) anywhere from lightly to substantially but sub-maximally.


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When I boxed I had a semi-famous trainer in his upper 70s. Former marine and still built like a tank. First he would knock the crap out of me with a mitt slap every time I left my hands down when hitting the heavy bag. Just typing this makes my ears ring. Also my second fight was at a church gym - opening round golden gloves. About an hour before the ...


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The reasons are very... reasonable. The muscle heads are larger in the legs. I.e. the number of muscle fibers in each muscle head. Leg muscles carry far more weight on a daily basis. They carry whatever your arms are carrying. And then the weight of your entire body on top of that.


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Exercise breaks down your body a little bit. Done well, it breaks it down the perfect amount that allows your body to repair the damage before the next time you exercise. You can read this answer on how exercise adaptation occurs. Sticking with your archery: If you pick your bow up and put it down, you're not stressing your body. If you fired off a few ...


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The archery practice tears your muscle fibers. There are two things you need to get that back. Enough proper food Enough rest If one/both of these are not met, your muscles will not be rebuilt properly, and you'll get progressively weaker. It's odd that you experienced this after only 5 days, but it does strongly implies that at least one of the two ...



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