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The difference between discomfort, soreness, hurt, pain and injury.

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No matter where you are on your fitness journey you will experience some muscle soreness from time to time: when you commence a new exercise program, change your current routine, or increase the duration/intensity of your training.

The soreness that comes from muscles working through a range of movement in a different way is not good or bad, it’s just newness.
When starting new movements work through the full range of the motion to understand how your body reacts, remembering to maintain good form throughout.

The important thing is recognizing the difference between discomfort, soreness, hurt, pain and injury. When using muscles in different ways you will feel some discomfort, but at the first indication of “that hurts” you should stop and reassess what you are doing. It is extremely important to ensure you maintain good form throughout all movements, especially as your body fatigues or when time limits apply…

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