Exercises and strength training in the gym is a great way to maintain a proper weight and to prevent a lot of weight related health problem. Pushing your self to the limit during the training will allow you get to the next level which will make you stronger and having an ideal weight as well as having a ripped body. However, after long day training hard, you will feel your muscles tired and sore. Most people will just give up after they feel the muscle soreness because it does not makes them comfortable. If you are serious about your health goals you must know what are the causes of sore muscles.
You will not improve your health goals if you never allow your muscle to burn. Any improvements in your muscles come from the action of stressing it to the max and allow it to burn. When your muscles burn, is a sign that you are damaging your muscles. The next day after your heavy workout, your muscles will feel sore because they are damaged and they need time to recover.
This muscle soreness does not come instantly, in fact it takes at least eight hours to feel this type of soreness. You will not feel it right away after your workout but you will most probably feel it the next morning. There are rumors claiming that the muscle soreness are caused by a build up lactic acid but the lactic acid has nothing to do with muscle soreness.
Muscle soreness is cased by damage to the muscle fibers. The human muscles have their own mechanism of repairing on it own. When the muscle fibers are damaged, our body will naturally repair the damaged part and fix it with stronger muscles resulting a higher physical endurance to the body. This is how we gain strength through all the working out in the gym.
A lot of people thinks that they can cool down the muscles by exercising at a slow pace after an intense workout will prevent the muscle soreness. This is not true, cooling down the work out will speed up the removal of the lactic acid from the muscles but then again, lactic acid does not cause the muscle soreness. Therefore working out slowly after the intense workout will not be able to prevent muscle soreness.
Always remember that muscle soreness is the way of your body telling you that your body is getting stronger. What you need to do is let the muscle soreness go away and then only you get back to your workout session.