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i just read this article that came out today. i thought it would be beneficial to share on PT.


Tue. Jul 17, 11:19am

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the most important sentence in the article is the last one, very true in my experience. I recently started a training regimen with a personal trainer and it really threw my body for a loop. I should have started with one session a week, not 2.

"It is important that when patients start resistance training for the first time, they don't overdo it, said Williams. Their muscles need time to get used to it. Encourage good practice to avoid soreness and injury, he said."

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 11:31 AM

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Yet another confirmation that resistance training is good for you. Miriam Nelson's books are great primers for people who are just starting weight training. You get a great background about weight training and some good instruction. She started her work with elders so if you are starting from ground zero she's the person to read. I read her first book many years ago and I was inspired to start my own small program at home.

11:31 so sorry you had a bad first experience. Sounds like the trainer pushed you way too hard. Slight soreness is all you should experience. With a couple of days of recovery you should be ready to go again. My experience of a good workout is i "feel my muscles" the next couple of days but moving around is not painful. Your weights may have been too heavy or you did too many reps. Tell the trainer you need a slower program if you want to continue with them OR hire someone else who respects your limits.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 12:52 PM

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no pain no gain remain the same
some soreness and discomfort is part of working out if you want to improve no matter how fit you are. Now real pain is another subject altogether and that s/b avoided.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 1:10 PM

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