In Function, Pilates

Sore muscles are not always what we want when we workout. Is no pain no gain true?

Lets start with what causes sore muscles. Making our muscles do more work than they are accustom to produces a muscle waste product called lactic acid. The lactic acid causes the muscle to feel sore.

One way to prevent muscle soreness is to drink water (possibly half your body weight in ounces). It also helps to keep moving and stretching. The final thing to try is ice before you become sore.

We at Absolute Pilates all like to feel the burn now and then but it is not necessary to make gains. In the beginning of new Pilates enthusiast want to take a day off between workouts but it is best to get to the studio 2-3 times a week.

 

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