We get asked by some
people, “How can you tell “if it’s a good pain or a bad
pain when you’re exercising?” So let me cover the
different types of pain and what you should be looking out for. A good pain would be something while you’re exercising or afterwards thatt just tells you
you pushed your muscles a little bit further than they’re used to. During exercise, that could
mean your muscles are aching, burning a little bit from lactic acid. After exercise, it could be some muscle soreness that sets in. Delayed onset muscle
soreness is what it’s called and it usually lasts for
one, two, even three days. So that kind of soreness is just exercise that has pushed your body past
its normal level of fitness. It means your body has to adjust to it. So burning, little bit of
aching during exercise is okay, and that tenderness in your muscles a couple days afterwards,
that’s fine, that’s normal. It’s not critical, you
don’t need to have that to make progress, but it’s a sign, it’s just part of the
normal healing process. A bad pain would be
anything that’s really sharp and stabbing immediately
during your workout. If you feel that, stop
doing what you’re doing. Also, anything that gets numb and tingly. That means you’re pinching a nerve. You should definitely stop
and get it checked out. And then after your workout if you feel any of those symptoms or if you feel the achiness
but it’s not in the muscles, it’s actually in the joints, deep in the shoulder or
in the knee or in the hip, that might be a sign that
you’ve aggravated something and you probably need to dial
it back or improve your form, but definitely check with a
specialist before continuing. And then I mentioned good
pain becoming bad pain. If you have that normal exercise pain, that delayed onset muscle soreness but it is so intense
that you can’t work out for days and days afterwards, that means you pushed it too far and that’s counterproductive. So make sure every exercise session, you’re going just a little bit further than you did last time, maybe a little bit of muscle
soreness afterwards is fine, but don’t go for too much so that you can’t even keep working out because if you’re not
doing it consistently, you’re defeating the purpose. I hope that helps, if
you have any questions about what is good pain, bad pain, or just too much of a good thing, shoot me a message, happy
to answer it, thanks.