For better or worse, our bodies are really efficient at storing energy for later. This is super helpful when we’re starving and need to find food to eat. But it’s super unhelpful when we build up a big chunk of body fat from this excess energy.
So you finally built up some well-deserved confidence, made it to the gym, tried some new things, had a hardcore workout, and went home feeling super accomplished and swole. And then you wake up the next day and you can’t move. What is Soreness?
Is fat really bad? Most of us have some fat we’re trying to get rid of, and it can affect the way we see ourselves. Body fat is an easy way to store energy when we have a surplus, and allows us to tap into it when there’s scarcity. The trouble only comes from excess fat.
You may have seen some folks at the gym lying and moving around on big foam tubes. If you’re just starting out in your fitness journey, you’ve probably wondered what the hell they’re doing, and why they look like they’re in so much pain on something that looks so comfortable. Is it worth the pain?