Why Some Muscle Soreness is OK!

Why some muscle soreness is A-OK?!

This is a great question and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard

“I am so sore from that last workout!”

I’m sure everyone has experienced muscle soreness after either a hard workout , long hike or even a day of picking up leaves in the yard and I understand why most folks don’t look forward to it , but I know once you understand the actual process that’s going on and all the anti- aging benefits that are related to and even triggered by this soreness technically called adaptive micro trauma you will look at that muscle soreness in a whole new light.

When we work out enzymes and proteins from the muscles leak into the blood stream and trigger inflammation drawing white blood cells to the area . These white blood cells are like a wrecking crew coming in and tearing down the place

this inflammatory reaction than actually triggers the good guys. The building proteins to come in like Master Carpenters and refurbish the muscles and make them even stronger than before.

All these proteins and enzymes are now coursing through your entire body including your organs like your heart and lungs so your entire body also reaps the benefits helping of all these anti-aging proteins and enzymes not just the muscles you trained the day before.

People who workout consistently are actually younger on a molecular level than their out-of-shape counterparts, according to a recent study led by Tim D. Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College in London as reported by the Washington Post.

They found that exercise appears to slow the shriveling of the protective tips on bundles of genes inside cells (called telomeres), which means a slowing of the aging process.

“These data suggest that the act of exercising may actually protect the body against the aging process,” said Professor Spector.

* Telomeres cap the ends of chromosomes and every time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter.
* Once a telomere gets too short, that cell can no longer divide.
* Aging occurs as more and more cells reach the end of their telomeres and die. This results in weakened muscles, skin wrinkles, loss of eyesight and hearing, organ failure and slowed metal functioning.
* The study analyzed the telomeres from the white bloods cells of twins over a 10-year period. Telomere length was used as a marker for the rate of biological aging.
* It was found that the length of telomeres was directly related to that twin’s activity level. “There was a gradient,” Spector said. “As the amount of exercise increased, the telomere length increased.”
* People who did 100 minutes of weekly exercise had telomeres that looked like those from someone about 5-6 years younger than those who did 16 minutes of exercise each week.
* People who did 3 hours of vigorous exercise each week had telomeres that looked like those from someone about 9 years younger.

What does this mean to you?

The fountain of youth is literally at your fingertips!

NOTE: were talking about muscle soreness in this article not a injury, an injury will only set you back on your FITNESS QUEST so be sure to use good form and train smart.

It’s always a good idea to heat up any sore muscles before your workout with a light warm up and or moist heat and cool them down with ice when you finish , you want to avoid chronic inflammation.

Any questions please feel free to e-mail me and or check out my site at www.360personaltrainer.com

Stay Healthy!

Michael Brooks

Personal Trainer

e-mail: Michael@360personaltrainer.com

Temper Your Ego, Evolve Your Jiu Jitsu – Eddie Bravo

Eddie Bravo wraps up this seminar with some super common since tips about making sure you are progressing your jiu jitsu. Stop hiding behind your ego, your weight, your size and continue improving your game.

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Superior technique defeats size and strength! This is common knowledge shared by all great Jiu Jistu teachers.

The Vaporizer Leg Lock – Eddie Bravo

Eddie Bravo covers a couple variations of The Vaporizer leg lock with Joanne from MMA Girls.

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This submission is hard to escape, difficult to reverse, and places your body safe from the opponents strikes. Watch this video twice.

Flexibility and Work Ethic – Eddie Bravo

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Renzo Gracie Kicks Ass As Muggers Attempt To Attack Him In NYC

This has to be one of the best stories we have heard in a while. And it makes it even better that it is TDZ good friend Renzo Gracie. This story came out of the New York Post Yesterday.

Renzo Gracie, social media Batman.
The legendary MMA trainer and fighter beat up two would-be muggers not far from his Manhattan gym on Thursday night – and tweeted about it in real time.
Gracie, who has trained the likes of UFC stars Georges St. Pierre and Frankie Edgar and competed in the UFC himself, was approached by two men near West 25th Street and 10th Avenue. The men asked him if he had a cigarette and when he said no, one of them pounced.
“I told him I don’t smoke,” Gracie told MMAFighting.com. “He grabbed me by the arm and reached into my front pocket where my wallet was.”
The other man came from the other side, but the encounter didn’t last much longer.
“As the first one arrived, I hit him with a left and a right and he fell,” Gracie said. “When he fell, the other one took off running.”
Gracie, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu master, said he “had a good talk” with the grounded man and “hit him a couple more times.” He also had the time to snap a picture of the man facedown with his iPhone and post it to Twitter with the caption, “My fuckin hands hurt, hurt like hell.” Would-be mugger after being beaten up by Gracie.


The New Jersey resident, who is not a hulking man (5-foot-10, 171 pounds), wasn’t done there, though. Gracie, who had been walking to his car, raced to the vehicle in pursuit of the other thug. When he found him a few blocks away heading back toward his accomplice, Gracie jumped out of his car, ran at him from behind, jumped on his back and choked the man out. He said he hit the man in both eyes so he looks like “a raccoon.”
“I think it’s better than just arresting them,” Gracie said of his own brand of punishment. “It’s a good education process.”
Gracie was tweeting throughout the process, describing the men following him a few blocks and then the aftermath. He tweeted a picture of his scratched up and bruised hand afterward. Gracie’s cut up hands after beating up two would-be muggers.


“Next time I will use only the elbows, damn I miss that feeling, sometimes I wonder if the easy life has been making me soft,” Gracie wrote. “All those years in Brazil, without knowing if I would make it home had to count for something, I can’t lie I could have jump [sic] in a cab. But I could not help [sic], I could spot them from a mile away, walking was my option, thank you mayor Giuliani, nobody carries a gun in our beautiful state, my lucky day, their bad day. My hand hurts and @FrankieEdgar is here at 9:30am for some training.”
Memo to muggers in New York City: Be very aware of who you’re about to steal from.
“They found the best moment that they have attacked and they did,” Gracie said. “If it was someone who didn’t know how to find, they would be a victim for sure.”