In this week’s episode of “The Discover Strength Podcast” we continue our multi-part series featuring trainers from all the Discover Strength locations. In this series, which will air over the next few months, we talk about some of the most important things all of our new clients should know. These topics are also a great reminder for clients who’ve trained with Discover Strength for years, and serve as the foundation of the “Why” behind the “How” of what we do.
This week, Maria Hauger (North East) and I discuss what are the causes of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), why we don’t always get sore from our workouts, and if soreness is even an important indicator for an effective workout. We’ll also be exploring what the literature has to say about rest days in between workouts. Finally we’ll chat about arguably the most important part of any set of exercise, the lowering of the weight, or the “eccentric” portion of the rep.
These topics are all hotly debated in the fitness industry, and this episode is filled with a plethora of evidenced based takeaways that you can start using immediately in your own workouts. You’ll learn what causes soreness, and what it actually means. How many days your body needs to fully recover from a High Intensity Discover Strength workout. And how to take advantage of the eccentric portion of repetitions in things like injury recovery to maintain and even increase strength/hypertrophy.